old scrapbook paper + copied homemade doodle pages
+ a seam down the middle
and you've got cute little tiny notbooks
add in the nasty crayons they've been using since august, popped in the oven for a few minutes
and out comes ginormous multi-colored crayons (cuter if you use a fun mold, but we're going for free here)
put it in a sandwhich baggie with some more old scrapbook paper stapled on top
and you've got 20 completely free little christmas happies that will occupy 5 year olds for approximately 3 minutes.