How to Bind Your Own Notebooks

This hand-operated tool will zip holes all along the edge of your paper. Then you simply insert the flexible spine and zip it closed with the little plastic zipping tool. So easy to use! They easily zip open and close making them perfect for growing notebooks. You can create your own sketchbook, journal, or other type of notebook. You can also snip the spines to make smaller size notebooks like my kids’ quiet time journals pictured below.

We absolutely love this tool!

I purchased our ProClick tool a few years ago from Amazon.com.
Click here for direct link.
In addition to the ProClick tool, be sure to purchase the open/close spines.
(1/2″ yields about 85 pages; 5/8″ yields about 110 pages)

 

Kids created their own mini-notebooks for their
Quiet Times & Prayer Lists using the ProClick:

Make Your Own Quiet Time Journals

These are our assignment/daily record books created with the ProClick:

Make Your Own Assignment Books
At our sister site MomsToolBelt.com, we have a huge collection
of homeschooling and assignment book printables.

Comments

  1. Alicia Wood says

    I just looked at the Amazon listing for the binding tool and it looks like it can only “zip” 6 pages at a time. If you wanted to make a larger book, you just have to “zip” until all your pages have holes and then add the comb? Just curious about how time-consuming it actually is (I have always had things bound at office stores).

  2. Cindy says

    I recently purchased the Priceline from Amazon and while it’s true that it only punches holes 6 pages at a time – or less if you’re punching thicker pages – I sat one evening while watching TV and it really doesn’t take that much time. I had 4 “books” of 70 pages each to do. My only advice, pay close attention to whether the pages are aligned carefully before punching. I had a few crooked lines but even with that, they still held and it was unnoticeable once it was bound.

  3. ccasanova101 says

    Your notebooks are beautiful! I’m curious where you found/how you made your covers for the quiet time journals? Are they scrapbook coverstock?

  4. saba says

    Hi Debra,

    I just browsed over the notebooks, and it is really great! My son is so excited to start working on the pages.

    Thank you

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Shonya Klein in MO

I purchased the pages for "Wildflowers, Weeds, and Garden Flowers" and I have one regret--that I didn't order the complete Nature Study set!! (a mistake I intend to remedy soon!)

For each plant featured, the pages include a small color picture, which is nice to help the children identify it in the wild and know how to color it. Then there is such a delightful selection of pages for each species. Older children can draw the plant on one nice big sheet or have lines to write about the plant as well as draw the plant on another sheet. Younger children can just color a large picture of the plant, or color a picture on a page that has just a few lines for journaling.

The set is appropriate for all ages, preschool through high school, and we will be using it with all our children for many years to come.
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I purchased the pages for “Wildflowers, Weeds, and Garden Flowers” and I have one regret–that I didn’t order the complete Nature Study set!! (a mistake I intend to remedy soon!) For each plant featured, the pages include a small color picture, which is nice to help the children identify it in the wild and know View Full →