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It’s back to school time again. Celebrate by making this pencil notebook. It’s a great project for older kids, or one you can make for your younger kids! You can also check out this list of DIY teacher gifts for more ideas!
Pencil Notebook Supplies
-Colored craft paper
-Free Pencil Notebook Template
Pencil Notebook Instructions
Select colored craft paper for the project and trace the patterns from the template on the craft papers. Cut out the traced patterns.
Take the big pattern (this will be the pencil shaped notebook cover) and fold the pattern along the middle lines shown in the template. The thin area between the folds is the spine of the notebook and on both sides of the spine are the front and back side of the notebook.
Find the front side of the notebook and gather the other cut out items. Attach the items (eraser, eraser border, wooden tip, and tip of the pencil) on the front side of the cover to create the pencil pattern. Allow the glue to dry.
Prepare the pages. Trace the shape of the page from the template. Cut out as many pages as you need. I traced the page shape from the template and formed 4 groups of papers with each group containing 5 cut outs. Fold each group of papers in half. Stitch or staple them along the middle line (half line) to secure each group of papers.
Gather all the groups and level their closed ends together. Unfold the cover and apply glue along the middle crease (spine) of it. Place the closed ends along the glued part.
Close the notebook by folding the cover and allow the glue to dry completely.
Enjoy your Pencil Notebook Craft!