A ‘green’ daddy book!

posted on May 31, 2013 by  |  posted under Crafting, Father's Day  |  6 Comments

A DIY fathers day book


Father’s Day is coming fast!  Last year my daughter brought this home after a girls party and I’ve kept it under lock and key until now because I didn’t have enough time to post it before Father’s day last year.   She went to Ali’s house (remember her from these posts? Here and Here) to make these with a bunch of friends.  I thought it was such a ‘green,’ clever and thrifty idea for dad’s day.  So we are going to work with the end product and put it back together!A fathers day book

A fathers day book

A stick as a binding.  Nice.

A fathers day book

Items needed:

A stick

Scrap Paper

Rubber band–the thick kind

A cereal box

A hole punch


A brown grocery bag

A fathers day book

Cut your cereal box down into 2 rectangles.  One for the front and one for the back.  They will be covered by the brown paper bag.  It’s just for making the covers a bit stiff and not floppy.

It does not have to be a certain size.  This one measured 5 inches long by 4 inches tall.

Place them on the brown paper bag and glue them down.  Cut around the cereal box rectangles.

A fathers day book

Cut a stack of scrap paper a smidgen smaller than the cover.  Fold in half and punch holes.  Long story short on this…you are making a note book.

A fathers day book

Take your thick rubber band and

A fathers day book


push through the holes of the notebook.

A fathers day book

Oh…push it so the ends  of the elastic are coming out the front.

A fathers day book

The back should look like this.

A fathers day book

Feed your stick through the rubber bands


A fathers day book

to hold it in place.

A fathers day book

Use the newspaper to spell out DAD or POP or #1 Dad…whatever will make the daddy smile.

Then add love notes.

Thanks Ali for letting us share this idea!

Love it!

A fathers day book

Thanks Cindy for letting us link up!  Have you see her Summer Crafts?  Good Stuff!

    1. June 13th, 2011 at 10:27 am
      Hannah says:
      Ha ha! I HAVE to make this!
    2. May 31st, 2013 at 1:01 pm
      cristi says:
      We are so doing this! My husband would totally love this!!
    3. June 1st, 2013 at 7:46 pm
      Stephanie says:
      I love the rubber band and stick idea as a natural element for kids to make and bind their own nature journals - how fun!
    4. June 5th, 2013 at 5:26 am
      susan griesel says:
      This is such a lovely idea :) Definitely going to get my daughter to make one for fathers day! Thank you for sharing :)
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