Tuesday, January 24, 2017

DIY Rainbow Notebook (And Review of a book!)

It's been raining cats and dogs over here.  So I felt like we needed a rainbow craft to cheer us up!  Here's a quick and easy rainbow notebook to bring fun and color to this drab winter season.

How to make a rainbow notebook with kids
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Today's post was inspired by the book My Color is Rainbow. It's written by my friend Agnes, the blogger behind the awesome site Hello, Wonderful.  She sent me a book to review and I LOVED IT.  The illustrations are cheerful and modern.  And the story reminds kids to embrace all the characteristics that make them special!

So if you have a chance, definitely check this book.

How to make a rainbow notebook with kids

Let's Make a Rainbow Notebook:

This notebook is seriously so easy to make, you'll have a whole bunch within minutes!

First, grab red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple construction paper.  Then, cut the sheets in half (to make a small notebook.  Or, just use the whole sheet to make a large rainbow notebook.)

How to make a rainbow notebook with kids

Fold the paper in half.

How to make a rainbow notebook with kids

Keep the papers folded.  Place the sheets in rainbow color order so that red is on the bottom and purple is on the top.  (That's how the rainbow looks in the book.)

Now you're going to trim the pieces of paper so that the red sheets are slightly longer than the orange sheets, which are slightly longer than the yellow, etc...

(You should get a cascading rainbow effect like this.)

How to make a rainbow notebook with kids


Fold a white paper in half.  Wrap it over your stack of papers.   Staple the white cover over your other sheets.  Then, trim the white cover paper so that it looks like this...

How to make a rainbow notebook with kids


Draw a rainbow.  Then, cut around it to create a rainbow notebook!


How to make a rainbow notebook with kids

Hooray! Hope making these notebooks adds a bit of happy color to your winter season.


Here are 3 more awesome rainbow crafts!


Happy making, friends!

How to make a rainbow notebook with kids

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