Recycling is fun!!! Not only do you get to make something useful out of waste, there is also that feel good factor associated with it. So, for those of you who constantly write things down in notepads, this is for you!!! Make yourself a fun little notepad with empty cereal boxes. Yes, you heard that right, Cereal boxes. So, what are you waiting for? Grab those supplies and get started.
You will need empty cereal boxes, glue, scissors, paint brush, papers, Popsicle sticks and binder clips for making this notepad. You can also make use of paper cutter for cutting the papers if you have one.
Cut The Cardboard Box:
Start by cutting the box according to the size of the notepad you want to make. Cut two pieces of the same size to make the front and back covers. It is better to go for the part of the box that has lots of colorful images or graphics.
Place Paper In Between:
Now, insert paper between the front and back covers. Make sure the papers are of the same size as the covers. If not, use scissors or paper cutter to trim the papers. Align the covers and papers properly so that there are no ends sticking out.
Place Popsicle Sticks And Binder Clips:
Place Popsicle sticks on top of the front cover and bottom of the back cover on the edge of the notebook you want to secure together. Now, secure binder clips on top of the Popsicle sticks to hold it together in place. You can use multiple binder clips according to the size of your notebook.
Now, remove one binder clip and apply glue on the edge and replace the clip. Repeat the process for all the clips. Let the glue dry and repeat the process again. This will hold your notebook together effectively. You can now remove the binder clips and the popsicle sticks and there you have it, your own recycled notepad.
Instead of cutting front and back covers separately, you can cut a portion of the box that is about twice the size of the notepad you want to make. Now, fold the cardboard cover in half and place your papers in between. You can either staple the edge or sew it according to your convenience.