Introduction: Making Your Own, Free Sketchpad

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In this instructable, i will show you how to make your own sketchpad with household stuff!!!

Step 1: Gather All the Materials

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You will need:
two pieces of cardboard, the size of a paper
a hot glue gun
paper(20-30 sheets)
extra piece of cardboard, as long as a piece of paper but only about 2 inches wide that will be the hinge
several sharpies

Step 2: Hot Glue the Top of the Paper

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hot glue the top of the stack of paper

Step 3: The "hinge"

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now, glue the hinge on to the piece of cardboard

Step 4: Finish the Gluing

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glue the other side of the hinge to the back piece of cardboard and glue the last piece of paper to that same piece
here is what the back should look like

Step 5: Now to Decorate It

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take a few sharpies and modify it to what you want

Step 6: My Addon

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i added on this extra sharpie holder but i didn't get any pics of the process but heres the pic of it finished


mrdepo96 (author)2009-11-05

 good ible! the instructions are clear but sometimes hard to read because of the lack of punctuation. 4/5 stars

erikap (author)2009-05-27

I don't understand how the stack of paper stays together. Did I miss a step?

Chefboy6382 (author)2008-05-04

So its only free if you take the stuff from someone else. so wouldn't the proper title be "making your own, Stolen sketchpad?"

It is free, assuming that you already have the materials on hand. I don't see anyone advocating stealing supplies.

XaiofDren (author)2008-10-22

How did you make the pen-holder?

kaatryn (author)2008-06-12

Recycled junk mail, flyers, letters, etc. would be free... I think it's great! It's clear too. Y

rististien (author)2008-06-06

you know I have a ton of extra paper laying around and was trying to think of a simple way to make a notepad like this... I knew glue was involved but my mind naturally wanted to over complicate things. Well done.

gamer4maker (author)2008-06-03

I bought a sketchpad with extra strength paper (122 pages) for only $2.50 AUS, so it's allot cheaper to buy one.

taylor179 (author)2008-05-05

well, yah i guess anyway, do you think i made the instructions very clear? this is my first instructable

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