Wednesday, October 01, 2008

so easy lelly could do it

the other night, i was cruising the www, and i stumbled upon how about orange, and links to some fun crafty projects. this one in particular caught my fancy. (by the way, i have never been to CraftyPod before, but there is some good stuff here.)

tiny notebooks. made out of playing cards!

i've got to try this, i thought. within an arms length, i actually had all of the materials necessary to make this project (and believe me, that NEVER happens.) shortly afterwards, i had these two cuties put together.



not to be outdone, jack-the-craft-wonder had made 4 (four!) tiny notebooks for his friends. out of Star Wars trading cards! from his own precious collection!



i don't know what 7 year old boys might write about in their tiny notebooks, but, what the heck? four tiny notebooks uses 8 trading cards. taking into consideration all of the pokeman cards, yugi-oh cards, transformers cards, etc., etc., i figure we only have 700bln cards left.

all you den mothers out there, i figure this could be a great arts & crafts project for "Adventures in Books" this month!! i'm just sayin'...

14 comments:

Neighbor Jane Payne said...

I love mini-books. I can't wait to try this one. Thanks for passing the idea on.

wende said...

i am a huge fan of the tiny notebook and i LOVE this idea of using the playing cards! i love that jack wants to be crafty and i absolutely LOVE that he used his star wars cards for this craft! now i too can make 5 million tiny notebooks out of all those pokemon cards sitting around collecting dust!

too cute lelly!

Michelle said...

dont know how you find the time! love the creativity and family time!

Amy said...

I LOVE THIS! Thanks for the links. Did you see the one where they made note pads with that binding glue? I'm buying some now.

Becky said...

Lelly you are fabulous for posting this! I can't wait to make my own? Do you think MY 7-year-old boy would notice if I used some of his 500gazillion Pokemon cards? lol

You've got my creative juices flowing! Thanks!!!

Becky said...

OK, so I was so excited that I apparently could not use the correct punctuation. There really should not be a question mark after "I can't wait to make my own"!!! :) So, now I'll go get started on my own little notebook...

The monkey bunch said...

very cute idea. I like that your son out did you by making 4. Fun stuff.

Lene said...

what a fun crafty idea. How awesome that Jack made some for his friends. from his own cards even.

Barb said...

That is too stinkin' cute! How did I miss this on *orange*?

Rebekah said...

i love that blog. it's so fun!

Chris said...

Wow this is a great idea. We just had a pack meeting on this theme, but I am loving those little journals. I might have to do those with my girl scouts too.

michelle said...

Seriously adorable.

crystal said...

These are FABULOUS! I immediately started thinking of all the things I could use for the cover...

Hannah said...

This looks like a fun project and something Mya could help me make for some of her friends. Awesome :)