Operation Christmas Child Homemade Notepads

You know all that cheap paper that’s on sale right now for Back to School deals? The kind you’ve dismissed as not just right for your kids or not necessary? Well, good news: I NEED it! LOL! Here’s why:

When we pack Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes we like to add coloring pads or paper for the kids to draw on. Although some people will add whole filler pads I thought it’d be a better fit to add something a little smaller but as a little smaller is usually more expensive I came up with this solution and it’s super easy (coz ya know I’m not crafty!)

Take a bunch of filler paper/old pads or anything laying around the house that needs a home.  The cheap multipurpose paper that’s been on sale for around 50 cents works great too!

I was giddy when I hauled this at a garage sale.  I hit up a teacher sale and found cute stationary (just 10 cents per pile) and odds and ends for a teacher board (10 cents per pack).  I knew I could make something cute!  This all cost me around $2! Simply cute a bunch of the 8.5 x 11 into quarters, punch a hole in the top left, tie a ribbon and voila! A cute pad!  Our new crafty friend Angela would probably add something cute on the front, some stamped design on the back but for me this is good!  Feel free to embellish yours with designs, stamps etc.   I’m gonna pass mine to someone to do that ;)

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Comments

  1. julie mace says:

    Hi! I would like to have my children make a shoebox this operation as a homeschool project, but I’m not sure where there is a drop off location. Do you know where there is or will be one? I live in Hammond.

  2. Target has wide and college-ruled notebooks for 14 cents each right now. Hope that helps!

  3. I recycle paper from my work. I save printer paper that has nothing printed on the buttom half. I cut it in half and put a clip art picture on colored paper. Staple 25 white sheets with a colored sheet for the cover. Paper is recyled except the colored paper.

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