Making Your Own, Free Sketchpad

Introduction: Making Your Own, Free Sketchpad

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

Step 1: Gather All the Materials

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

hot glue the top of the stack of paper

Step 3: The "hinge"

now, glue the hinge on to the piece of cardboard

Step 4: Finish the Gluing

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

take a few sharpies and modify it to what you want

Step 6: My Addon

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

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    12 Discussions

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    DarrenG48
    DarrenG48

    1 year ago

    I hope that everyone has a Hobby Lobby store located near them. It is my favorite hobby and craft store. I don't intend this to be spam... just my own personal recommendation for art supplies.

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    taylor179
    taylor179

    12 years ago on Introduction

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

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    DarrenG48
    DarrenG48

    Reply 1 year ago

    Overall, I think you did a good job. The cover you made looks cool. The only thing you skipped was gluing the individual sheets together, to make the stack.

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    erikap
    erikap

    11 years ago on Step 5

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

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    DarrenG48
    DarrenG48

    Reply 1 year ago

    It may be time consuming and require alot of patience, but you are expected to glue the individual sheets together at the top edges and then glue them to the folded hinge. It is easier to show, then to explain literally. I am attempting to make a pre printed storyboard pad with an added duct tape as the hinge for adhesive binding... similar to a store bought pad. I also bought a paper perforator at Hobby Lobby to make a perforated stack of pages . Maybe I could make a better thorough tutorial to upload to to instructables.com, for all to use.

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    mrdepo96
    mrdepo96

    10 years ago on Introduction

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

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    Chefboy6382
    Chefboy6382

    12 years ago on Introduction

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

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    lauraincleveland
    lauraincleveland

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

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

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    kaatryn
    kaatryn

    12 years ago on Introduction

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

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    rististien
    rististien

    12 years ago on Introduction

    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.

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    gamer4maker
    gamer4maker

    12 years ago on Introduction

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