It is time for our next Creative Play Kit summer craft. If you don’t know what the Creative Play Kit is, you can read about it in Bust Summer Boredom with Weekly Crafts. Although, I confess that this week’s craft is just as much for me as it is for the kiddos. Today we are making this fun and glittery DIY notebook because it lets kids get creative and, let’s be fair, can you ever really have too many fun notebooks? These notebooks also keep the creative fun going long after you and your kids have finished making them. The absolute best part of a new glittery DIY notebook is filling it with creative writings and pictures. That sounds like a fun summer afternoon for everyone.
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- Adhesive Glitter Foam Sheet
- Construction Paper (5-8 Sheets)
- 1 Chenille Stem
- Foam Letter Stickers
- Foam Smiley Face Stickers
- Hole Punch
Use the foam glitter sheet to measure and cut your stack of construction paper.
- The construction paper should be cut roughly in half.
Stack your 2 sets of construction paper together.
Next, fold your stacked construction paper in half like a book.
- Press firmly on the folded edge because the thickness of the construction makes the folding more difficult.
After you have securely folded your construction paper, punch holes along the folded edge.
- If you are having trouble punching holes through the thickness use a hammer and nail. Moms, place the fold on a piece of scrap wood and tap holes with the hammer and nail along it.
Now run a chenille stem through the punched holes to bind the book.
After the pages are bound, trim the ends of the chenille stem and secure them by twisting the ends around the threaded stem.
Next, peel back half of your glitter foam sheet backing. Press one side of the bound construction paper onto it.
Then remove the remaining backing and wrap the foam around the bound construction paper like a book.
Trim any excess paper where necessary on the book.
Next, add foam letters to spell out “Notes” along the edge of the cover.
Lastly, embellish the cover with smiley face stickers.
This glittery DIY notebook is so much fun. It’s fun to look at, fun to make, and fun to fill. Use it to keep kids entertained on the go or make a set of them for back to school. No matter which you choose this little craft will let you and the kids get creative together. Since we missed a few weeks, check back on Friday for another awesome kids crafts. We will be making adorable little pompom monster stickers! Until then, check out this Googly Eye Monogram or this awesome giant Paper Flower Wall Art!
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