- Tuesday, 06 December 2011
Homemade note pads are easy to make from your child's own drawings. They make great inexpensive holiday gifts for teachers, grandparents and friends. Your kids will be so proud of their beautiful gift.
- 2 Pieces of white copy paper
- Dull pencil
- Black marker
- Glue stick
- Cut the copy paper into fourths. Have your child draw a simple drawing with pencil on each piece. Then have them select their favorite picture or you can use them all.
- Trace over the drawings with black marker. Sharpie markers work the best.
- Fold a piece of copy paper into fourths. Reduce the picture(s) on a copy machine so the picture will fit in the corner of each of the fourths. Make four copies of the reduced picture.
- Cut the small pictures close to the edges then glue one picture in the corner of each fourth.
- Make several copies of this page. Remember this will be cut into fourths for the final note pad, so if you make six copies, you will have 24 pages to the note pad.
- Give the copies to a copy store and ask them to cut the pages into fourths and make a note pad. It will take them at least one day to make the note pad because the glue will need to dry.
- Black and white drawings keep the cost down. Color copies are very expensive.
- Keep the drawings simple for best results.