DIY Character Autograph Books and Printables

We had ourselves a Disney adventure a few years ago.  As I was preparing for the trip, I thought of so many fun things to do and ways to make the trip special for my kids.  For us, this is a BIG deal.  So I really wanted them to have their own autograph book.  I know I could just buy them and it wouldn't be a big deal.  
DIY Character Autograph Books and Printables by GYCT
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 But I also knew I could make them and personalize them and they would just love that.  I wanted to get all the autographs and print photos of the kids and family with each character.  Then laminate the 2 together for a keepsake book they would enjoy looking at for years to come. And that is exactly what happened!  They love to look at their autograph books and remember when they met the characters.

Because of this, I decided to offer our autograph pages as fun free printables.  You can download the printables from our Free Resource Library.

Below is a tutorial on how to put the autograph books together.  It's pretty fast once you get started.

Materials Needed
Free Character Printable Cards - HERE
Paper cutter or scissors
Metal Rings - these are like the ones that I used
Hole Punch

DIY Character Autograph Books and Printables by GYCT

Start by printing off the character cards.  There should be 19 characters plus 2 blank card options for those other characters that aren't included.  Once you've printed, get cutting.

DIY Character Autograph Books and Printables by GYCT

The cards are each 4x5.  So you will want to make sure you cut them so they are even.  You can do a couple at a time if you are using a paper cutter.

DIY Character Autograph Books and Printables by GYCT

Next, grab your hole punch and punch 2 holes in the tops.  Then loop your metal rings through each hole and close them.  That's it.  Simple, fast and perfect for visiting some fun characters.

DIY Character Autograph Books and Printables by GYCT

If you have time, you can make some cute cover's with your little's names on them and favorite characters.  I laminated a front and a back sheet.  That way when they were holding them or put them in a bag they wouldn't get ruined or bent out of shape.  

Now let me say that these books were a HUGE hit.  It was a great conversation starter with each of the characters.  They got really excited when they saw their picture.  And so did my kids.  It was also fun if they didn't have a picture but saw that others did.  They got "angry" and would be silly.

Once we got these home I laminated the picture to the signature and used my hole punch again.  Now they have a great keepsake they enjoy all the time.

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DIY Character Autograph Books and free printables

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