Summer Project: Upcycle School Art by making a Beautiful Notebook
Here is a great way to recycle a child’s artwork into beautiful notebooks in minutes! These notebooks make great gifts or super cool journals to keep kids writing over summer vacation.
You will need spray adhesive, a composition notebook, child’s artwork the size of the notebook cover, colored duct tape and a sharp utility knife.
If you don’t already have a selection of artwork that you can use have your favorite artist get busy.
Make a color photo copy of the picture. We found copying the artwork gave the journal cover a smooth finish. If you don’t mind the waxy feel of the crayons or your picture was made with markers, this step can be omitted.
Spray the back of the picture with spray adhesive.
Place picture on the top of the notebook and then trim around the edge with a knife.
The artwork is trimmed to the edge of the notebook cover.
Place a piece of colored duct tape on the bound edge of the notebook. Allow half of the width for the front and half to wrap around to the back.
Trim edges of the duct tape even with the notebook.