DIY Fabulous Foam Notebooks
Have often ordered from Oriental Trading and seldom disappointed but this time got a surprise! I should have checked the customer reviews: while covers are 4x6, paper inside is WAY smaller and only lined on one side of the sheet. Two or three of the back covers looked like they were hole-punched on the outer rim and two yellow foam covers were stained ugh! We're using them as summer journals for grades 1 to 4>small paper makes it hard for 1st graders to write a sentence. First time I'm really not happy with OT product.
July 1, 2012
I did this for the youth for VBS and they liked it.
June 27, 2012
Fair for the price
The kids loved decorating these! They came with plenty of stickers. The notebook paper on the inside is like a small notepad. Not the full size of the cover. That was my only complaint...
June 19, 2012
I Really Thought O.T. Had Fixed These And Was Sorely Disappointed!
O.T. put these in their "super cute not quite right clearance sale." When these were put back into the "catalog" I thought (obviously wrongly) that the problems had been fixed.
The covers are nice and the stickers, while not flashy, are adequate. But the pages are AWFUL. Very thin cheap paper that tears just by turning the pages. They are in the books crooked and some backwards. And are nowhere NEAR the size of the covers.
VERY DISAPOINTED IN THESE! LOOKED LIKE A "LESS THAN PERFECT" ITEM AND NOT ONE FOR FULL PRICE!
But once I passed out some other foam stickers the children really seemed to enjoy them.
May 10, 2012
Cute idea but required prep
The kids loved these, but our volunteers had to pick off extra foam material that hadn't been totally cut. Kind of like grabing a slice of pizza that hasn't been cut completely This was a pain.
March 20, 2012
I bought these for my Sunday School class. The paper was very flimsy and didn't hold up to erasing by my children.
August 29, 2011
I was a little disappointed when the items arrived because it did not say in the description that it was an assortment of colors. I ordered it on the basis of the picture believing it was all one color. Had I known I may not have ordered it.
The kids fought over the colors.
:( But in the end not a bad product.
July 21, 2011
While the COVER is 4 x 6", paper inside is about 2.5 x 3.5 inches! We were making recipe books for our VBS, and thought they'd be 4 x 6 paper. We had to re-print all our pages, because 4 x 6 were WAY too big!
June 24, 2011
Great for a little extra something
We have these important yearly meetings for one the groups I belong to - I bought these and personalized the front with the member's name - so that each lady would have a place to make some notes and a nice little take home favor. It shows so clearly that each member is important and their notes and impressions valued.
The only problem I found was that one book half the pages where in backwards. So no matter which side was made the front - when you opened it the first half of the pages didn't have lines on the front - only on the back. I put my name on that one - the others were all fine.
January 11, 2011
"These are a good stuffer toy. Every year, my husband and I pack shoe box size plastic containers (Sterlite containers) for poor orphans around the world through Samaritan's Purse, an organization in association with Franklin Graham, (Billy Graham Evangelistic Association). We send 50 boxes a year - each filled with toys, school supplies and toiletries. Although something simple, it's sure to put a smile on the faces of children who have absolutely nothing."
September 25, 2010