We have a mess in our living room, but they are all having fun talking about monsters and drawing pictures and writing stories about playing with monsters. It is actually quite cute. I love that Lil' E is actually trying to write the story himself and is sounding out words and creating his own sentences.
How to make your own monster journal....
Compostion note book,
Fabric: Furry, Fleecy, Textured, ect.
Hot Glue and Gun
Embellishments: Googly Eyes, Foam, Felt
Step 1: Cut your fabric (about 11.5 inches x 17 inches) and lay under your composition notebook. You should have about 1 inch around the whole notebook.
Step 2: Hot glue the spine of your notebook to your fabric.
Step 3: Cut a notch from each corner of your fabric to it makes it easier to wrap around your notebook.
Step 4: Using hot glue, glue all edges down around notebook. At the spine you may need to cut another notch to make it easier to close your notebook.
Step 5: Add your eyes, teeth and mouth. We used the foam for teeth and felt for mouths. Of course our little girl monster had to have a bow.
They are so excited about their new journals.
You could easier use this method to customize a composition to look any way you would like. I actually thought it would be cute to just cover one with a cute cotton fabric and embellish with buttons, flowers, ribbon, ect.