Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Summer Journals (A Pinterest Poser Challenge, Sort Of)

As we prepared to go on our road trip down south I was telling the kids about the summer journals they used to make. Or well, that I used to make them make. And actually only Peyton and Lucy did them and then when the other two came along I was too overwhelmed and busy to do very many cutesy projects like summer journals.  But they were really cute and we had a good time going back through them.  It was basically just pictures and a few sentences and it was just everything.

So as we packed and planned to leave, I thought it would be fun to make journals. This week's Pinterest Poser Challenge* is Creating A Summer Journal.  It can be used for a road trip or summer camp or just hanging out at home.

*In an attempt at not being a Pinterest Poser,** every week-ish I detail a new project/idea/recipe inspired by Pinterest.
**My definition of a Pinterest Poser is someone who is all pins and no substance.

We had old binders that I found in the basement.  I just encouraged each child to create a cover and then they had fun with the three-hole punch and put in some paper to draw and write on throughout our road trip.

It was free.  It took one child five minutes to finish because he didn't add a lot of detail.  It took some of the other children a solid 40 minutes. It was fun.

Free. Fun. And encourages creativity and writing and telling their own story. Boosh! I love it.

I'll keep you posted with how often they write/draw in their journals while we are on the trip and hopefully share some of their work if they feel comfortable with it.

Watching them get excited about writing and drawing about our trip, I decided I wanted a journal too. We were out of binders so I just used leftover brown thick paper that I have no idea where it came from.  I punched holes in the sides and then tied the paper together with ribbon.  I decorated the front with scrap book paper I found in my craft bin.  Free and fun. I am excited to write down my thoughts on paper with a old school.  

How is your summer going so far? Have you gone on a road trip? Have you made anything inspired by Pinterest lately? Let me know in the comments or over on my Facebook page.

Here are some of the Pinterest projects I've done/made/attempted:

Homemade Chalk Paint- click here
A Flower Crown- click here
The Rainbow Challenge- click here
DIY Trundle Bed- Click here
DIY Artemis Costume- click here
Taking Pictures of Your Kids- click here
Gluten Free Pretzels- click here
Cinnamon Sugar Doughballs- click here
Painted Lockers- click here
Melted Beads- DIY Suncatcher- click here
Tissue Paper Pom Pom Garland-- click here
A Delightfully Simple Birthday Party--click here
Make An Awesome Omelet--click here
Outdoor Lights Inspired by the show Parenthood- click here
Herb Garden with Chalkboard Pots- click here
Backyard Graffiti Art with kids- click here
Happiness Notecards- click here
Gluten Free Rainbow Cake- click here
Fruit Roll-Up Fortune Cookies- click here
Make Your Own Magnets- click here
DIY Painted Clay Necklace- click here
Dixie Cup Lights- click here
DIY Ornaments-click here
Gluten Free Clay- click here
Make Your Own Stamps- click here
Birthday Shirt- click here
Gluten Free Pop Tarts- click here
Front Porch Kid Art Display- click here
Door turned into Table- click here
Summer Wish List Chalkboard-click here
Peanut Butter Nutella Cookie Sandwiches-click here
Painted Mason Jar Vases-click here
Cinco de Mayo Paper Flowers- click here
Earth Day Cupcakes- Click here
Nail Art-click here
Homemade Photo Booth Fun- click here
Fake Bangs- click here
DIY Subway Art- click here
Furniture Painting and Bench/Chest Makeover- click here
Thanksgiving-y Project/Gratitude/Holiday Countdown- click here
The Smoothie-click here
The Free Printable Turned Artwork in a Boring Hallway- click here
The chalk board-click here
Seven Layer Dip in Individual Cups (my favorite so far!)-click here
The pumpkin address-click here
The Kitchen Dancing Sign--click here

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