Even though our little house is made out of lovely birch wood I am always so drawn to the array of paint chip colors at our hardware store. I love sifting through all of the names, "Sunbaked Orange, Apricot Seashell, Summer Dragonfly". Recently, I found some that were just the perfect size for making lots of little books for my son to drawn in and for me to keep notes in.
I punched some small holes along two paint chip samples and through some plain paper(this is a nice project for using up scrap paper that has been used only on one side!) and then did a simple blanket stitch with embroidery thread to connect the layers.
I think this would be a nice project for an older child as it involves cutting, hole punching and a bit of sewing. It is also a nice way to create something that can be used for writing in or drawing in later on. So, punch, cut, sew and doodle away!