In my quest to plan the perfect Disney trip for my kids I searched for the must have “souvenirs” and experiences.
Everyone stressed to me that meeting the characters was going to be the BIG hit of the trip. They also told me autograph books were a must! Everyone also told me I could make them a lot cheaper than I could buy at the parks. So being cheap frugal mom I am, I set out to make my own.
I bought the drawing pads from Michael’s during Christmas so they were half off! You can also use Michael’s usual 40% off coupon to get them cheaper if they are not on sale.
I got some regular old scrapbook paper and cut it to fit the front of the pad. I used a craft glue to secure it to the drawing pad cover.
This is the craft glue I used. I totally love it! It has two tips, fine and then a brush like. The brush worked great on this project, making sure I got it covered well enough to stick.
At this point, its your creativity at work. I used scrapbook letters to put the kids names on the front and then used stickers to decorate. Also, this picture was taken before hand but I used some glittered mod podge to make them shine and to help secure the stickers to the pad.
This project was so simple and cost much less than other autograph books I have seen. Plus the drawing pads are big enough each character can get 1 page to sign and on the other I can glue a picture of the character with the kids. The pages are also nice and thick so that if we use a sharpie marker for them to sign with, I don’t have to worry about it bleeding through the page!