Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Craft Junkie

Since I'm having technical difficulties with the last craft project I posted about, I was feeling the need for another quick crafthit. This one turned out to be cheap (especially if you are a reformed scrapbooker like me), easy and cute. And a lot like the clipboards I did a few months ago. To get the project ready, I bought some .88 cent Stenopads at Big Lots, and then just rummaged through some of my old scrapbooking paper.

I cut coordinating pieces of the different papers 6 inches wide in different size strips, making sure to have one 6 by 9 inch piece that would provide a background. I glued that on first and then let the kids be creative with the strips. They used old letter stickers and some lonely embellishments to add the final touches.

The only secret is to keep the glue (Elmer's works just fine) very thin and spread out. I just used my finger to thin it out evenly over the first piece that went down on the stenoboard cover... that way, the paper wouldn't buckle or pucker. WE do not like buckling and puckering around here, at least when it comes to crafts!

This craft project for kids worked well for me and my kiddos and my kiddo's friends, and you can find lots more Works for Me tips over on Rocks in My Dryer.

5 Wonderful Responses:

Ann said...

Great idea! And with Back to School sales, there should be some good prices on notebooks...we'll have to try it!

Maria said...

Awesome idea and what a cute thrifty gift for kids to make for their family or friends.

A Juggling Mum said...

Oh they are so cute, I am going to have to make these with the kids. My girls and I are all notebook addicts :)

Have a great week!

Rachel xxx

Flibby said...

Those are so cute! I may have to do that with my siblings, they would love it!

Kristin said...

LOVE them (and the clipboards too)! What a great way to use all that scrapbook stuff I've hoarded with the kids. :)