All good explorers need to be able to document where they have been, and what they have seen!
My son loves to explore, and always carries a notebook around with him so he can draw and write about what he finds. I wanted to make something where he could put all the things he would need when out and about.
After some thought, I decided to go with a slim, wooden case. This way he would be able to use it to lean on when he’s taking notes. I also wanted a way that he could sling it over his shoulder when his trekking along, so I included a strap as well.
The trickiest part was to work out how I was going to make the inside storage section. The solution I came up with was to use some 10mm dense foam and cut out the sections. This worked a treat, and by adding a couple of magnets, the cover and foam the case locks together.
So, without further ado - here's how to make one...