Monday, June 13, 2011

Father's Day Notepads

Two years ago my daughter (3) and I made a fun Father's Day gift for her Daddy.  Her little stick figure drawings of our family have always been our favorites - and I thought it would be fun to incorporate them into the gift.

I took one of her drawings to the Kinkos, and minimized it using the copy machine.  I put two of the smaller copies together on one page and made about 50 copies.  Totally a cut and paste job. (Of course, you could get much more technical and neat by scanning in the drawing to make your template beforehand.)

I had the nice Kinko's employee cut the pages in half, and make little notepads out of them.  It was very inexpensive, I think less than $5.

My husband loved the notepads, and still uses them for work (and our daughter loves to see them in his office).

(I think we may do this again this year, it is so fun to see the progression of the drawings as they get older.)

Linking up with Hip Homeschool Hop!


  1. Wow! What a great idea! I am so glad I got on the Hip Homeschool Hop and came to visit. I am definitely going to use this idea!

  2. so cute!! Love the idea! Wish my son liked to draw! haha

  3. Found you at the Hip Homeschool Hop. What a neat idea!

    -Amanda @ The Pelser Family (

  4. What a GREAT idea! It's always nice to save those special drawings when possible! Stopping by from HHH!


  5. This is an awesome idea! Thanks for sharing it!

  6. Fantastic idea!! I'll have to remember that for next year :) Here from the Hop.