My daughter has spent her fair amount of time in St. Joseph’s Hospital. If you’ve read Faith’s journey, you know her story. The child life staff at the Children’s hospital have been great. They do a group activity each day for the kids that consist of crafts, games, etc. Recently Faith was in the hospital for an out patient stay and for the group activity they made autograph books and then had all of their doctors, nurses, child life and other staff sign them. Faith’s sister Abbie also went with this day and they both really enjoyed this activity.
I thought this would be a great craft to do anytime. This could be a great activity for those days when there’s no school. We’re going to have Christmas and winter break coming up and having something for the kids to do, will be great! They don’t have to be autograph books. They can be color books, picture books, scrapbooks, etc.
I also thought that this would be a great idea if you were planning a trip to Disney. If you’ve ever been to Disney, you can have all the characters sign autograph books. Well buying them at the parks can cost you an arm and a leg when you have 4 kids. Even if you’re only buying for 1 kid, they’re expensive. So why not make your own autograph book at home before you go and save yourself some money!!
I had my kids sit down and make some of these the other day so we could demonstrate. You can either make an 8 1/2 x 11 size or fold it in half for a smaller version.
Colorful Heavy Weight Paper
3 Hole Paper Punch
Buttons, Glitter, Stickers, etc
First, gather several sheets of paper together. Choosing whether you want the full size or the half size. Paper punch.
Then string the yarn through the holes. If you can see from the picture, I started at the top and went down through the top hole, the bottom hole and then came up through the middle hole with both of the ends. Then I tied it off.
Have your kids color and decorate the front page with whatever you may have – glitter, glue, buttons, crayons, markers, stickers, etc. Label the inside pages if you want to or leave blank.
You now have an autograph book, color book or whatever it is your child has created! Make extras and keep them on hand for those days when you need something for them color. This one is even purse sized!