Xyra Getting CraftyWhile the girls are at camp, I've been thinking about school supplies.
On a recent trip to Staples I saw this great plastic protector cover for composition books. It even has a zipper pouch to hold a pencil or other small items. They were only $1, so I bought one to try. [It's really a nice product; fits well and should extend the life of the book a bit. ]
I removed the cardboard insert and placed the plastic sleeve over my book and was struck with a brainstorm...the black marble parts of the insert could be used to make doll-size composition books.
What you will need:
- Composition Book Storage Jacket (You'll use that for yourself)
- Jacket insert
- Scissors (or paper cutter - get parental supervision for a paper cutter)
- lined paper
Since I'm making 4, I found that the center section of the jacket insert was perfect...3 inches wide. So I cut along the left side of the white box on the blue portion.
Then I cut along the right side of the white box on the pink side of the insert.
Flip the strip over so the plain brown side is showing.
Measure intervals of 2 inches on the long edges and draw a straight line between the two dots.
Cut along the lines to make four book covers.
I created and printed lined paper for inside, but you can use regular lined paper*. I trimmed the borders then cut down the center line so I had two strips 3" wide.
Take 12 of the 3x2 slips of paper and fold them in half.
Put one of the covers on the outside and staple.
*On the lined paper measure a strip from the left border line and make a mark at 3 inches and again at 6 inches. Do the same at the bottom of the sheet and draw a straight line between the dots making two strips.Then mark the the length of the strips at 2 inch intervals. Cut so you get twelve (12) pieces measuring 3"w x 2" h.