How to Use Cardboard and Copy Paper to Make the Easiest Sketchbook System Ever

Sketchbooks have many valuable uses in the art room. But, purchasing them can be expensive and hand-making them can be time-consuming. Thankfully, the simple answer you need may be right down the hall in your building’s copy machine. If your copier has a “collate and staple” function, fast and easy sketchbooks are only a few clicks away!

After watching the video, download a file you can send to your copy machine to produce the same result!


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Lindsey Moss

Lindsey Moss, an elementary school art educator, is AOEU’s Content Specialist and a former AOEU Writer. She enjoys art history and finding creative and fun solutions to educational challenges.

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