Monday, July 18, 2011

Girls Camp Books

We made these A-mazing little books/journals for the YW in our ward for Girls camp. The original idea came from one of our YCL's who had attended a camp in another state.
The books took many hours (we had 32 to make) but it was SOOOO worth it when the girls saw them. They loved them!
 We bought old books from our local library. On the last day of the month they sell a bag of books for $1. Awesome deal huh? It worked out even more perfect that we got a set of Encyclopedias and a few dictionaries that were all the same size!! We spray painted them gold (that was our wards color this year). And put a cute little black vinyl apple (we were an apple tree).

 We glued all sorts of good stuff to the pages.
 We had a few pages that we put pockets we made out of paper. We had a pocket that they could put secret sister letters, letters from home, a strength of Youth etc...
 Each morning and night we have a devotional so this page was a Table of Contents for the subjects of the Devotionals. We also had blank papers in each section so the girls could write thoughts, or memories.
 WE had a little keepsake pocket where the girls could put little treasures they found in the mountains, or from their hike etc...
 We also had a few blank pages that we had the girls pass their books around one night like yearbooks. They all wrote nice things about each girl. The girls LOVED this. I kept catching them reading the nice things their friends had written about them.
We also left cute pages in the back where they could add pictures they took at camp.
We didn't fill every book page. We just cut out the "extra's" with an exacto knife.

10 comments:

jane said...

So cool!! What a lot of work!!! Jane

Jen said...

Those are AWESOME!!

Sylvia said...

What an awesome idea, Jam. I would have loved something like that at camp when I was in YW!!!

Konstanz Silverbow said...

This is a beautiful idea! I am camp director for my ward this year. At 19 it's kinda scary so I am looking for every idea I can possibly find.
Thanks!

Olivia said...

Where did you get the graphics for these books?

lex snow said...

I think these are ADORABLE and plan on putting a lot of hard work into these for the girls this year. Being a YCL on the planning committe for camp gives me the opportunity to actually plan and do the things that i want to do for the girls

Sabrina HAUATA said...

C'est vraiment génial. C'est dommage que je viens juste de le voir. Nous avons notre camp du Pieu de PAPEETE la semaine prochaine..

This is really great. It's a shame I just see it. We have our camp Stake PAPEETE next week .

Jedi Craft Girl said...

This is such a great idea! Thanks for sharing!

Cherstine Willis said...

Can you tell me more about you created your books? Did you actually have the old encyclopedias and then put your stuff on top of those pages? I am one who needs more specifics. We need to make 50 of these things... please help.

J-ME said...

Yes we glued stuff right to the pages. I found if I sprayed them with a little water and air dried them (before gluing stuff to them) it made the pages a little more stiff and easier to work with.