Here’s something your youngsters can make for their little friends. It’s quick and inexpensive and personalized. Little custom notebooks.
What you need:
- original artwork
- scanner & computer
- mini notebooks (Target/WalMart/office supply)
- Mod Podge
- craft/foam brush
- disposable plate
Simple steps to create:
Step 1. Have your child draw something festive. (Of course this idea can be used any time. It’s not holiday-specific.) Be sure they put their name somewhere.
Step 2: Scan the art. In your photo editing software, crop to desired dimensions based on the size of your notebooks.
Step 3: In a word processing program (Word, Pages, etc.), drop in copies of the art and be sure they’re the exact size you need them to be.
Step 4: Print however many you need and trim to size. Plain copy paper is just fine.
Step 5: Spread Mod Podge all over the entire notebook cover. Place art. (Mod Podge, if you’ve never used it, is basically glue.)
Step 6: Once the art is in place, spread Mod Podge over top the entire cover again. Allow to dry. (It dries pretty quickly and it dries clear, leaving a nice protective layer over the art.)
Step 7: Help your kiddo spread holiday cheer to their friends.