Saturday, August 23, 2008

Parenting 101 lesson 5

How to turn very inexpensive binders into "cool" ones.

In our home, we simply cannot afford to get the cool school supplies. Our kids use brown #2 pencils, plain notebooks, etc. The only thing that they get to choose is their back-pack. So I have at least found a way to make their binders look "cool". And, they worked hard on these, improving their computer skills at the same time, as an added bonus.

They simply placed pics onto a word document, and moved them around until they had them where they wanted them. I bought the cheapest binders I could find with a clear front pocket. So, they don't get the trapper-keepers, or the 5-star binders, or anything with cool designs. But, they do get unique, one-of-a-kind school binders that their friends can oooh and aaah over.