Making Sketchbooks on the Cheap!

If you are finding the cost of sketchbooks prohibitive I highly recommend you purchase a Saddle Stapler!  This stapler is a LIFE SAVER.  I used it to make sketchbooks for my entire 7th grade and it only cost me the stapler, one pack of drawing paper, a row of staples, and 40 sheets of construction paper (which is optional anyways since it’s just the cover).  If you’ve never heard of a saddle stapler it looks like this:

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It has extra room at the bottom so you can take regular sized sheets of paper and fold them to make books or pamphlets.

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So if you’re like me and cringe at the idea of buying a $5 sketchbook per student then I can’t recommend this handy tool enough!