Friday, February 17, 2012

Easy Kids Journal or Drawing Book Tutorial

I love volunteering my my kids classes! The Kindergarten teacher has the best ideas and I get to make a lot of creative things for the kiddos to use. Today she had me make journals for them to practice their writing in. I'm not sure where she got the idea from, but probably from Pinterest.

I'm sorry about the cell phone quality photos, but I didn't have my regular camera with me.

You will need a large piece of construction paper, white copy paper (or lined paper), a rubber band and 2 popsicle sticks.

(I cannot get this photo to flip around!!!!)

Fold the construction paper in half and hole punch with 2 holes.

Cut the copy paper in half (or to the size you want them to be) and hole punch them with 2 holes just like the construction paper.

String a rubber band through the back cover and the copy paper. Then put a popsicle stick through that rubber band to hold in place. Take the other end of the rubber band and string it through the other hole of the cover and papers. Now string that side through the front of the cover and slide a popsicle stick through the end of the rubber band. 

Remove the first popsicle stick and pull the rubberband through the front cover. Slide the other end of the stick through the rubber band and you're done!

Monday, February 6, 2012

The Wide World of Geekery!

Ok, so my husband is a comic book/figure collector. I never knew that there were so many of these men and women out there until recently. I have been selling a bunch of my comic book wall hanging letters on Etsy, most for kids room decor. You can check them out here.

So now that I know how many adults are comic fans, it has opened up a whole new part of my crafty brain!

I started by making this jewelry box, which I absolutely love.

I just finished some awesome coasters with heroes on them.

 and just listed this amazing wine rack in my Etsy store.

Sometimes when I finish a project, I just can barely stand how excited I get to share it with anyone who will even remotely care. This is one of those projects!