School’s almost out for summer. This brings a wave of changes–both good and challenging–to our household. Boredom tops the list of struggles that both the kids and I will have to deal with this summer. Pulling weeds and folding laundry aren’t my kids’ idea of boredom busters, whereas I think they are a perfectly acceptable cure for boredom.
Although it would be nice to let my kids sit in front of the TV all day, deep down I know better and try to keep a few educational activities on hand for those super boring summer days. With a few sheets of sudoku and crossword patterned papers, you can create some stimulating activity books in a snap.
I know, I know. I spelled colossal wrong. And where in the world did I come up with rhodium? Making up your own crossword is quite challenging. While these crossword pages aren’t traditional, it is kinda fun to fill in as many spaces as possible. I highly recommend using a pencil.
Pebbles knows how to put the fun in functional. How adorable are these sudoku and crossword papers? Each Thinking of You sudoku paper has 16 puzzles, and you can trim nine 13×13 crossword puzzles from the Puzzled paper. Seriously fun times ahead.
Create the book pages by cutting pieces of patterned paper that are about 2″ wider than the puzzle. This will give you enough space to create a binding while giving the puzzle-doer enough space to write. Adhere the puzzles to the right-hand side of the page.
Create the binding by using a Crop o Dile hole punch and eyelet setter. This baby punched through 13 pieces of patterned paper with no problem. Keep it simple by only punching the binding twice.
Wishing you a summer free of boredom!
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