She has always been into art - she's the one that originally got me interested in it so I thought it would be fun to take her a few goodies that hopefully she would get some enjoyment out of. The first is a notebook/journal that I made....
I used some of the Club Scrap Boardwalk kit because it was bright and cheery.
I stamped her name on the front just in case it was shuffled around.
Inside is blank drawing papers....
I thought she could draw, write down notes or whatever inside.
This is the inside of the back cover - using up scraps.
I told her the other day that I was going to color with her when I came back - I explained about adult coloring books but I think she thought I was kidding. So, I am also going to take her this coloring book I bought by ColorIt.com. I originally saw it advertised on FB so I went ahead and bought one to try. I got the wild animals edition which was $16.00.
I have to say I was very pleased with it. The pages are 8.5x11 (plus the binding) and printed single sided on heavy cardstock. The front and back covers are both heavy chipboard - almost book board weight and it is spiral bound. This is very nice because once open the front and back covers make a great sturdy foundation to color on even if you're not at a table.
The above photos are a just a couple examples of what the pages look like. They are nice big images that have heavy black outlines great for young and old alike. This is such a nice coloring book I think I may have to buy another for myself.
I am also taking a small cigar box that I made dividers in for colored pencils, drawing pencils and pencil sharpener and eraser. At first I just tossed them in the box but I couldn't stand it so I made the little divider out of cardstock.
What do you think? I'm going to take it to her today or Wednesday (whichever works out)....I sure hope she likes it and that it helps pass the time. She's always been very active so this is hard on her.