Summer Journals

Materials

  • ”FUN IN THE SUN” ALBUM:
  • Construction paper or cardstock: yellow, orange, dark orange
  • White copy paper, 5” circles
  • Yellow/orange ribbons and fibers, 13” lengths, four
  • Gold glitter
  • Black alphabet stickers
  • ANT ALBUM:
  • Construction paper or cardstock: white, pink, red, black
  • White copy paper, 6” squares
  • Black chenille stems: 4” lengths, three; 1-1/2” length
  • Wiggle eyes, two
  • Black alphabet stickers
  • Red ribbon, 13” lengths, three
  • PATRIOTIC “HOT HOT HOT” ALBUM:
  • Construction paper or cardstock: red, white, blue
  • White copy paper, 5”x7”
  • Ribbons, two each: red/white/blue, 13” lengths; white, 8” lengths; blue, 6” lengths
  • Black alphabet stickers
  • Silver star paper fasteners, two

Tools

  • Fiskars: Circle Hand Punch, 1/4”, 1/8”; Pinking Scissors; Kidzors Scissors, Octopus, Frog, Caterpillar
  • Red ink pad
  • Beacon Adhesives Paper-Tac Glue

Basic Supplies

ruler, sponge scrap, black marker

Directions

“Fun in the Sun” Album

  • 1. For front and back covers, cut two 5-1/2” dark orange paper circles using Caterpillar scissors.
  • 2. Ink cover edges by dabbing sponge on red ink pad and then on cover edges.
  • 3. Cut 4” orange circle using Frog scissors. Antique edges with red ink.
  • 4. Cut 3” yellow circle using Octopus scissors. Dab glue around circle edge and sprinkle with glitter. Shake off excess. Press alphabet stickers spelling “fun in the sun” on circle.
  • 5. Layer and adhere circles, slightly off-centered, to front cover.
  • 6. Stack white circles between front and back covers. Punch hole in left side.
  • 7. Thread ribbon through hole and tie knot 1/2” from album edge. Attach fibers around ribbon.

Ant Album

  • 1. For front and back covers, cut two 6” white paper squares.
  • 2. Cut five 3/4”x7” strips of red and pink paper using Pinking scissors. Weave strips together. Place on top of front cover. Adhere strips to album with paper over edges; trim even. Draw outline with black marker.
  • 3. Press alphabet stickers spelling “no ifs ants or bugs about it” on cover.
  • 4. For bug’s body, cut one circle and two ovals from black paper. Adhere to bottom of cover. For legs, fold chenille stems in half and bend ends for feet. Adhere legs between ovals and circle.
  • 5. For antennae, fold short chenille stem in half and bend ends. Adhere antennae and wiggle eyes on head.
  • 6. Stack white paper squares between front and back covers. Punch three holes in left side.
  • 7. Thread ribbon through holes and tie knot 1/2” from album edge.

Patriotic “Hot Hot Hot” Album

  • 1. For front and back covers, cut two 5”x7” white paper rectangles.
  • 2. Cut 5”x2-1/2” from red and blue papers, tearing one long edge on each rectangle
  • 3. Adhere red and blue rectangles to front cover with torn edges on center.
  • 4. Press alphabet stickers spelling “hot hot hot” on cover. Draw dots around letters and outlines on rectangles using black marker.
  • 5. Punch 1/8” holes on end of white strip on cover. Attach star paper fasteners.
  • 6. Stack white paper rectangles between front and back covers. Punch two 1/4” holes in top edge, 1” from each side.
  • 7. Thread ribbon length through each hole and tie knot 1/2” from album edge. Tie remaining ribbons around center of ribbon.

Tip

  • 1. Use these journals for daily summer writing and reflections.
by Mary Ayres
Summer Journals
Summer Journals