Here is how we did the project this morning at our house ....
Scrapbook paper (cover)
Scrap paper (filler)
Cut down your papers to the size notepad your little one requests... I did not measure and just eyeballed it. Place pretty paper over the filler paper and fold in half then punch two holes on the top or on the side depending on how you would like yours to open, we opted for top. Please decide prior to cutting papers how you would like yours to open. Then feed your ribbon through and tie a "pretty" bow, trim and then use a match to seal the ends to prevent any fraying. Easy peasy right?!?! if not go here to see Steph's how to.
And as you can see Pumpkin just had to put her personal touch to her "new" notepad. Squirt and Peanut will get their chance after they are done with homework today.
So go find those colored coloring pages you spent hours finding and printing, partially used scrapbook paper and left over ribbon and get some whipped up for your kiddos today... takes just a few minutes and it would be a great surprise for them after their "nap" time or school :)