Saturday, June 11, 2011

Handmade Autograph Books

I remember when I was in elementary school, in the fifth grade, we bought these autograph books to have our friends sign.  We were finishing up elementary school and moving onto middle school, and some of our friends would be going to different schools, so this gave us the opportunity to write a little note and wish them well.

I decided that even first graders can have a little fun with gathering autographs of their friends and made these handmade autograph books for my son's first grade class.

I cut the paper to the size I wanted (mine are approximately 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"), punched holes in one end, and tied the pages and cover together with some yarn.  I used blue and white for our school colors, and added a blue bird picture to the front for our school mascot.

Inside, I included a page for the kids to write some information about themselves.  Not only will this help to prevent lost books, but it provides the kids with a writing opportunity.

They have this entire last week of school to use their books with their friends, and I included 40 pages, which gives them enough space to get autographs from all of their classmates as well as friends from other classes too!

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  1. That's just awesome!! I love it.

  2. Ooh, I love this! I wish I had seen this before my kids' summer vacation started... The schools have been so cheap nowadays with the single autograph page found in yearbooks, that I feel it barely serves its purpose of friendly expression and memories for my kids to hold onto. This craft would certainly make up for that!

    BTW, I noticed that you're also a SAHM like moi, albeit a much craftier/artsy one, and I was wondering if you'd like to join my new SAHbbatical blog-hop for Stay-At-Home parents?

    I have you listed on my blogroll, but with that list growing & taking up a lot of real estate on my blog, I plan on removing the blogroll altogether... Before I do, I wanted to give those on my blogroll the opportunity to be showcased in my SAHbbatical blog-hop instead. I think it has the potential to become a great method of encouraging guests to mingle amongst particular blogs.

    Thanks for sharing your creativity & making it look so easy for a non-artist like me; hope to see you again soon!