I started by taking some empty boxes with fun, colorful designs and I cut them to a variety of sizes (making sure to have both a front and back of the same size for each notebook). Cereal boxes and snack boxes are a great to way get chipboard for a variety of crafting projects.
I put lined notebook paper inside, but this is also a great project for those printing mistakes and other projects that are ending up in your “scratch paper” pile.
These are fun to make and are easy enough for kids to do. These would be great for kids’ parties, too – just take something like a LEGO box and cut it to size for a great LEGO party favor. These can also be used like mini albums (just fill them with pictures instead of paper).