nibbles + scribbles / DIY activity book for your favorite person

I love DIY’s, you guys. I really, truly do.
and I love them even more when I’m making them for my friends and family… or my favoritest person of all- my super awesome hubby! ❤

on our anniversary this year, we discovered a pretty great DIY.
because of our shortage of funds, I threw together a cute little book of our relationship. and instead of just filling it with sappy sweetness (which totally had its place in there!) I also added some fun activities for J to do and participate in with me.

and it was SO FUN. J loved it so much, he decided it needed to be a thing we make for each other often!

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but the good part is, it doesn’t just have to be for a significant other. this would make a fun (and nearly free!) gift for a child or a friend. it’s something you can make together, or for one another. other possibilities:

-activity books for long road trips
-keeping kids’ brains active even when they’re not in school
-birthday gift
-anniversary gift
-fun craft to make together
-scavenger hunt kit
-birthday favors

the ideas truly are endless!

this post will walk you through a few super simple ideas (complete with links to bunches of free printables!!) to help you make the easiest, most customize-able DIY ever.
excited yet?

me too!!

here’s what I used to make my book:
blank book (Target $3 for 3 books in their $1-$5 section!)
sharpies
colored pencils
glue stick
printer
scissors
photographs
paper scraps

see? I’d say $1 a book is pretty affordable 🙂

I bet you could even make your own blank book with heavy scrapbook paper or cardstock, too, if you don’t have a Target near you, or if yours doesn’t carry the blank books!

I chose to call our book “the story of us“, because, well… it was our story. ha.
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I added lots of fun activities– like coloring pages, word searches, mazes, and homemade games to up the fun factor and keep us busy! 🙂

you can print out a coloring page from a photo (the link is later in this post!!) or draw your own photo to color. because, adorable.
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I made sure to personalize everything by printing out photos of us and cutting out our heads to add to the maze (below) and for a fun little paper football game where we had to aim at one another’s paper cut-out faces! J thought this was hilarious. *WIN*

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NOW FOR THE 100% FREE PRINTABLES!!
plus, you don’t need to “sign up” for anything on any of these links to print these super fun goodies 🙂

the heart maze I used can be found here
make your own word search here
turn a photo into a coloring page (seriously the coolest) here
learn how to fold a paper football (and how to play) here
keep the competition going with a printable tic tac toe page here
or make your own connect the dots page here
play some printable hangman here

get ready to have a BLAST!! 🙂
they’re just as fun to make as they are to play.

are you going to make this DIY activity book for someone special? tell me all about it! 🙂

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