In some states, kids are already back to school. Here in southeast Wisconsin we still have more than a week of summer left. Whether your kids have already hit the books or not, you still have time for a quick back to school project to make those boring composition notebooks a bit more fun.
I actually used some school themed scrapbook paper for this craft, but you could use any theme, or even magazine pages if you wanted to. In fact, I could see using pages from a dirt bike magazine for one of my boys and all sorts of football themed paper for my youngest.
I promise these are super easy. You’ll start with a piece of scrapbook paper large enough to cover the front of the notebook completely, but be sure to leave the black binding visible. Apply adhesive spray to the back of the scrapbook paper and carefully line up the edge of the paper with the black binding. Apply pressure to attach it, then turn the notebook over and press down firmly to make sure it sticks.
You will need to trim off the excess paper.
Now you’ll need to open up the notebook, the cover will be lying face up. Using a craft knife, trim off all but about half an inch. Fold the extra paper over onto the inside of the cover and press it firmly to adhere.
It’s time to actually decorate now that the notebooks are covered.
I cut out simple shapes from contrasting scrapbook papers and used a school glue stick to attach them.
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