Monday, 24 September 2012

Disney Activity Folders - very budget friendly

Ok, so I've absent for far longer than I intended. It's all down to several things all happening at once. Time has definitely got the upper hand on me - I just don't have enough of it!

I have been busy, wanna see something I've been doing?
You all know how I love Disney, you may also remember that we are visiting Disneyland Paris again in November. The kids have no idea, we have decided to surprise them again on the morning we travel. I won't reveal how we're going to surprise them just yet - I will post that when we come back.

We're travelling by coach again so I've been working on getting things together to occupy and entertain them on the long 12hr trip and also things for while we're in the parks.

The pictureThe A5 sketch books you see in the picture below were only 99p, as you can see from the sticker. I created the 'Sophie's Autographs' page using OpenOffice software and printed it off. (Open Office  is very similar to Microsoft Office except it's free to dowload and only takes 60mins).

I cut out the autograph frame and simply glued it to the front of the book using a gluestick. 
I realise there are gaps at either end but I'll sort this out with some glitter or other interesting embellishment.

I've also been working on putting together an activity folder for the coach ride.
This is simply an A4, 2 ring folder with fun stuff inside!

I've got blank printer paper that I holepucnhed.

There are mini coloured pens, pencils and felt tips - these were only 18p each pack at Wilkinsons!! I got 2 packs of each for each child - so 6 of each pack in total. 

All these colouring treasures have been stored in a clear pencil case that I also holepunched so I could fix fasten it inside the folder. I have also placed a pencil sharpener, eraser, biro pens and a drawing pencil in there. As you can see there is also a ruler, these were bought from Asda and already have holes in to secure them in the rings, very useful!!

These are one of my favourite things in the folder! Disney wordesearches. I've used these before but this time I went all out and popped some google images on there too.

I know the kids will love these so I made sure there was a few to choose from.

And more...

I had difficulty stopping myself from making too many!

I printed off lots of colouring pages, all from google images. You can't tell from the picture but there are about 15 colouring pages in each folder.

I'm sure the kids will want to write while we're on the coach so I also bought them a writing pad each - 40p for an 80 page refill pad at Tesco.

Here's the drawing paper, right at the back.

I figured that if they do want to draw while we're on the coach, they're going to need a firm surface to draw on. I've clipped 3 bulldog clips to the front of the folder, kind of making it into a clipboard type thingy.
This way the paper won't wriggle around while they're drawing - if only I could make the journey less bumpy!

These are the biro's I popped into the pencil cases, they were just 29p for the whole pack from Wilkinsons.

The folders I used were £1.25 or 2 for £2 - so cost £3.25 in total as I needed 3. I made sure they were all different colours too. Sophie has hot pink, Rio has orange and Corey has grey. They're nice and strong too so I don't need to be worried about the rings breaking.

I fully intend to Disney decorate them when I find a minute spare.

Hope you've enjoyed the Summer and I hope you don't mind me talking far too much about Disney in the next few weeks!

Thanks for reading today.
Lots of Love,
Kaye xx


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  2. You're welcome, and thank you :)
    It's a good idea to recycle some of your old folders, the whole project will cost even less then!



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