This is the one I am going to try this year. I think that it combines the pros of each of the previous designs. Give me a few months and I will tell you what I think after the kids have had a chance to try them out.
(And by that I mean shove them into lockers, kick them across the floor, forget them on the school bus, or whatever else happens to anything that has touched a high schooler’s hands.)
- Copy paper (or drawing paper cut to 8 1/2” x 11”)
- (2) 8 1/2” x 11” sheets Cardboard or scrap Matt board
- (3) office binder clips (at least 1”)
TIME: two 50 minute class periods
- Cut parts.
- You can do this or you could have your students do this part. I like to let the students do it so that they have more ownership in the project.
- Punch holes.
- Open the binder clips, place the cover face down to the left of each clip. Add the paper, then the backing, then close the clips.
- Give those students a chance to show their creativity!
- Add a rubber band around the cover if desired.
- Time. Very easy and fast to assemble.
- Versatile. Easy to add extra paper and worksheets.
- Durable. As long as the covers are nice thick cardboard or matt board.
- Cost Effective. It is not a major set back, but it does require the purchase of binder clips.
This is the last sketchbook intractable that I am going to do at this point, if you try one out or if you have any suggestions, please comment below!