Need a quick and easy, but very usable, gift idea? This magnetic note pad gift is perfect for mom, grandma or teacher too!
This note pad is great as a gift, or here is another trick. One of the ways I got my very reluctant boys to practice handwriting was with shopping lists. If your children are not writing yet, you can still have fun together by making this notepad and they can tell you what needs to get written on the shopping list.
You will need:
- A5 size hardboard (I repurposed an old canvas board)
- 4 Curved Craft sticks(or normal craft sticks)
- Small piece of cardboard
- Glue ( A glue gun works best for this project)
What to do:
Paint the hardboard and craft sticks in two different colors. I wanted a spring theme so I chose yellow and green. Once the paint is dry, glue the craft sticks around the hardboard to form a frame. Glue the top and bottom first, then the sides so the frame overlaps.
Decorate the frame according to the theme you have chosen. to go with my spring theme, I chose wooden flowers and ladybugs. Cut a small stack of normal paper to fit inside your frame. Put the piece of cardboard (same size as your paper) at the back of the stack. Use a glue gun to glue the top edge of the stack together making sure you catch all the paper. Fold a strip of decorative paper over the edge and glue. Center the stack inside the frame and glue the cardboard at the back of your stack to the hardboard.
Tape a piece of string to the pencil and secure the other end of the string to the frame.
Lastly, turn your notepad over and glue the magnets to the back. Stick your notepad to the fridge or any other magnetic surface. You can also use this idea if the kids want to make a handmade gift for a friend or family member.