Pocket Sized: a Measure-Treasure Mom's Gift

Introduction: Pocket Sized: a Measure-Treasure Mom's Gift

Are you looking to gift something really valuable, useful and hand-made for your Mom. It could be Mother's Day, your Mom's birthday, A New Year gift or without any special occasion. All our mothers do everything possible to make a house a home. Measure-Treasure is a pocket-size booklet born out of a simple idea to gift mom something that's really handy, useful and anything that brings joy to her on a regular basis.

All the 12 pages have a very valuable theme and a wonderful handmade design on each page.

All the designs are entirely handmade and the project from its start to finish was very exciting. The most rewarding moment was when it was fully loved and is now cherished by my mother. Thank you Mom!

The idea is to help you have a handy index

Table of contents

1. Beautiful Sayings

2. Color Mixing Chart

3. Baking Sheet Sizes

4. Metric Weight Conversions

5. Crockpot Time Conversations

6. Health Habits

7. Healthy Lifestyle

8. Kitchen Conversions

9. Healthy Eating Plate

10. Healthy Fruits

11. Kitchen Utensils

12. Mental Health

Supplies

1. 4 inches X 2.5 inches sheets of paper (12 and 3 papers 4 colors - Orange, Yellow, Pink and Green) or any colors and any numbers of your choice

2. Stapler

3. A pair of Scissors

4. Glue

5. Pens (Black or Blue)

6. Ruler

7. Old Newspapers or magazines

Step 1: Page 1: Begin Your Day With Beautiful Sayings

In my humble opinion, it is always a good idea to start your day with something very calm, beautiful and mellowing. This cool yellow page with beautifully handwritten lovely sayings does just that. Bring peace and goodness to your life.

Step 1: Here are the beautiful saying I have handwritten. Write it before you fold the paper in half along the length

1. Life is beautiful. Enjoy it.

2. Live Life Kingsize

3. Help someone and make your day

4. Cleanliness is next to Godliness

5. Have an attitude or gratitude

6. Never stop learning

7. Spend time with nature

8. Be kind and compassionate

9. Respect everyone

10. Be simple

Step 2: Fold the paper in half along the length (image 1)

Step 3: Flip over this page and make the design shown in image 2

Step 2: Page 2: Color Mixing Chart

Color Mixing Chart is an easy way to understand the mixing of base colors to form other colors. This helps during baking and making other food ingredients. This is a simple yet beautiful chart.

Color Mixing Chart

Step 1: Cut small squares of 2 - Red, 2 - Yellow, 2 - Blue, 1 - Orange, 1 - Purple and 1 - Green colors and arrange these as shown in image 1

Red + Yellow = Orange

Red + Blue = Purple

Yellow + Blue = Green

Step 2: Fold the paper in half along the length (image 2)

Step 3: Flip over this page and make the design shown in image 3

Step 3: Page 3: Baking Sheet Sizes

Baking plays a very important role in everyday cooking for all mothers. Baking includes trays and different sheet sizes. This page gives the exact measurement (to scale) of the sheets used in the baking tray.

Step 1: Using a ruler and pen, draw the following to create this baking sheet sizes

26" X 18" = Full

18" X 13" = Half

13" X 9" = Quarter

Step 2: Fold the paper in half along the length (image 1)
Step 3: Flip over this page and make the design shown in image 2

Step 4: Page 4: Metric Weight Conversions

Metric Weight Conversions happen to be a very important information and this handy page helps understand the conversion easily.

Step 1: With the help of a pen draw small 5 hexagons as shown in image 1. Add all the information as shown on this page

Step 2: Fold the paper in half along the length (image 1)
Step 3: Flip over this page and make the design shown in image 2

Step 5: Page 5: Crockpot Time Conversations

Crockpot is a slow cooking mechanism to retain the health benefits, goodness and flavors of the food ingredients. This is maintained with the long time needed for cooking in Crockpot and this information is useful as crockpot cooking is not a regular cooking habit and this table gives a quick guidance.

Step 1: With the help of a pen write down all the information as shown in image 1

Step 2: Fold the paper in half along the length (image 1)

Step 3: Flip over this page and make the design shown in image 2

Step 6: Page 6: Health Habits

Health or Healthy Habits are easily made when you follow simple rules and easy-to-remember guides. This page gives a nice neat formula to build in all those health habits

Step 1: With a pen write the following

1 Session of Exercise

2 Hours of no phone before bed

3 Meals and healthy snacks

4 Breaks of stretching and mental

5 Servings of fruits and vegetables

6 minutes of Meditation

7 Glasses of water

8 Hours of Sleep

9 Thousand steps

Step 2: Fold the paper in half along the length (image 1)

Step 3: Flip over this page and make the design shown in image 2

Step 7: Page 7: Healthy Lifestyle

Something very simple, yet a chart that puts all the healthy, good and wonderful words in a simple Crossword puzzle format. Just a quick glance is enough

Step 1: Play a little to form Crossword puzzle with the following words

1. MEDITATE

2. CLEAN

3. EXERCISE

4. HABITS

5. SLEEP

6. WATER

7. FRUITS

8. HAPPY

9. DIET

10. PRAY

11. HEAL

12. HEALTH

13. HOME

Step 2: Fold the paper in half along the length (image 1)

Step 3: Flip over this page and make the design shown in image 2

Step 8: Page 8: Kitchen Conversions

Kitchen Conversations are very important when it comes to measuring the ingredients to the perfect accuracy. This chart shows the conversions with images for Cups -> Oz -> Tablespoon -> Teaspoon

Step 1: With the help of a pen draw the Cup, Oz (box), Tablespoon and Teaspoon (image 1)

Step 2: Fold the paper in half along the length (image 1)

Step 3: Flip over this page and make the design shown in image 2

Step 9: Page 9: Healthy Eating Plate

After having learnt so many conversions and having prepared so much food, its time to understand if we are weighing the right portions onto our food plates. This chart gives a quick and easy way to find it out.

Step 1: Draw a circle as shown in image 1. Divide into 4 portions as

1. Vegetables - 60%

2. Fruits - 40%

3. Whole Grains - 50%

4. Healthy Proteins - 50%

5. Water

Step 2: Fold the paper in half along the length (image 1)

Step 3: Flip over this page and make the design shown in image 2

Step 10: Page 10: Healthy Fruits

A healthy food plate is incomplete without a good portion of fruits. There are seasonal fruits and there are regional fruits. This chart gives a nicely hand-drawn commonly available fruits for a daily/regular consumption

1. Apple

2. Orange

3. Watermelon

4. Kiwi

5. Banana

6. Pear

7. Pineapple

8. Strawberry

9. Cherries

and more. Feel free to add more as per your wish

Step 2: Fold the paper in half along the length (image 1)

Step 3: Flip over this page and make the design shown in image 2

Step 11: Page 11: Kitchen Utensils

Without Kitchen Utensils it is nearly impossible to cook. This page lists some of the common items needed in the kitchen

Step 1: With the helps of a pen write the following on the paper

1. Serving Bowl

2. Mug

3. Jug

4. Spatula

5. Timer

6. Thermos

7. Bowl

8. Frying Pan

9. Cup

10. Pan

11. Lid

12. Perforated Spoon

13. Ladle

14. Blender

15. Apron

16. Hand gloves

17. Baking Trays

18. Thermometer

19. Knives etc.

Step 2: Fold the paper in half along the length (image 1)

Step 3: Flip over this page and make the design shown in image 2

Step 12: Page 12: Mental Health

While it is extremely important to have a safe and sound physical health, it is equally important to maintain a well-balanced mental health as well. Here are some simple tips to maintain the same

Step 1: Use a pen to write the following on the paper

1. Set wake-up and bed-time

2. Have a health breakfast

3. Exercise

4. Take medications on time

5. Appreciate good in life

6. Spend time with loved ones

7. Adequate sleep

8. Help or comfort someone

9. Fun and simple pleasures

10. Pray and Meditate

Step 2: Fold the paper in half along the length (image 1)
Step 3: Flip over this page and make the design shown in image 2

Step 13: Combine the Booklet

Step 1: Arrange all the papers from Page 1 - Page 12

Step 2: Staple all the pages together in the order they are placed in step 1 (image 1)

Final Step: Gift this cute, handmade and valuable gift to your loving Mom :-)

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