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April 13, 2024

Customized Notebook

If your child loves to write, help her make her own personalized journal with this easy craft for kids.

What You’ll Need
Composition notebook
Scrapbook paper
Decorative elements
Craft paper
Puff paint

What You’ll Do

  1. Take your notebook and slide a big piece of craft paper under the cover.
  2. Put glue all over the cover of the notebook, except over the soft, cloth-like spine.
  3. Firmly press a piece of scrapbook paper down over the glue.
  4. With your scissors, cut off the excess paper.
  5. Be sure to but the excess paper off right to the cover so that there is none over hanging.
  6. Set your decorative items on your craft paper.
  7. Add glue to your decorative item.
  8. Press your glued, decorative item to the cover.
  9. Cut off the excess if there is any hanging over the edge.
  10. With your puff paint, draw the initial of your child’s name on the cover.
  11. Set aside to dry and then repeat steps 1 – 5 to the back side. But, you probably will add less to the back and should keep it simple.



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