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Do you have stacks of office supplies? I know I am guilty of going a bit overboard when it comes to back-to-school sales, so I have piles of notebooks, markers, binders, page protectors and loose leaf paper just waiting to be put to use. Here's a cute book you can easily make from your stash. Page protectors work great with dry erase markers. I filled mine with family pictures for the kids to doodle on—which they found to be wildly funny! This would also be a great way to practice handwriting, spelling words or math facts.

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Materials Needed

  • 3-ring binder
  • Plastic page protectors
  • Dry erase markers
  • Elastic
  • Hot glue and glue gun
  • Pictures
  • Card stock

Directions

  1. I printed pictures of my family to fill up our doodle book. I changed the pictures to black and white and lightened them up a bit so the doodling would show up. I printed them on regular computer paper.
  2. You could also fill your book with coloring pages, spelling practice sheets, math problems, handwriting sheets, etc.
  3. To give the pages a little more stability I mounted the pictures on card stock before putting them in the page protectors.
  4. To make a handy spot to keep your dry erase markers with your book, hot glue a strip of elastic (leaving loops big enough to fit your markers) to the inside front cover of the binder.
  5. Watch your kids delight in doodling!

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