How to use the ProClick Binding Machine to bind your own notebooks

In addition to using binders, we also use a special binding tool to create individual notebooks for some topics and purposes. There are a variety of these tools available on the market both online and at your local office supply store. My favorite (so far) has been the ProClick Binding Machine.

This hand-operated tool zips 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, planner, 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.

How to bind your own notebooks with ProClick Binding Machine - Step 3

We absolutely love this tool! In fact, my husband purchased his own to create presentation booklets for his clients.

I purchased our ProClick tool many years ago from This seems to be the best place to purchase the punching tool. However, it’s nearly double the price it was 10-12 years ago.

Click here (paid link) to purchase the ProClick tool.

In addition to the ProClick tool, be sure to purchase the open/close spines (paid link). The 1/2″ holds about 85 pages; 5/8″ holds about 110 pages.

Here are some samples of projects we’ve created with ProClick…

The kids created their own mini-notebooks for their Quiet Times & Prayer Lists:

Make Your Own Quiet Time Journals

These are homeschool assignment / daily record books we created:

Make Your Own Assignment Books

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Bind your own notebooking with the ProClick Binding Machine

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How much notebooking do you do each day in your homeschool?

How much notebooking do you do each day in your homeschool?

We use notebooking to capture what we are learning and to practice our writing skills. Notebooking begins with engaging books, oral narration, and open-ended Socratic discussion. After all, you must have something to write before you can put pen (or ...
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Basic Lined Notebooking Pages

100 unique notebooking layouts using a variety of borders and clip-art. Also includes 25 color border pages.

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  • 25 color border pages
  • primary-dashed and regular line options
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Notebooking pages with over 150 different border options and a wide variety of portrait and landscape layouts plus 3 line options for each lined page.

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All-Purpose Notebooking Pages

All Purpose Notebooking Pages
Our All-Purpose notebooking pages are your go-to notebooking pages for ANY topic your child wants to study.

These sets include over 100 page layouts, 150 border styles, and varying line options to accommodate all students.

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