DIY notepad (recycled kid-friendly version)

January 26, 2009

My kids love to draw. They also love to use an inordinate amount of paper. So when I decided to create some notepads for my little guys, I wanted to cut down on the waste and create something especially kid-friendly.

For this version (using the same technique from my last post), I used all recycled papers for the inside (old letterhead, partially used construction and notebook paper) and fun cardboard pieces (cereal, fruit snack or toy boxes) for the cover.

As a special feature, I used an envelope (with a square flap and the glue strip cut off) for the outside...

which created a special spot for crayons (and made it perfect for the car!).

PS. this cover is from a box of Scooby-Doo fruit snacks. I'm embarrassed by just how many of those we have lying around.


Sabina said...

I have three little ones and we go through way too much paper - but I don't want to squelch their creativity. I'm always looking for great ideas in this area!! Thanks!!


Vicki said...

Thanks Sabina! Take pics if you make one too!

Julie said...

What kid wouldn't like a scooby doo note pad? I can relate on the fruit snacks - except I buy them in bulk at Costco. ;-)

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