You all know what MASH is, right? You know, that fortune telling game that was scribbled onto a scrap piece of paper in gym class or at the lunch table. You’d write MASH along the top (stands for Mansion, Apartment, Shack, House) and then have different categories that you and your friend completed. After the “board” was all filled in, you’d either put hash marks or draw a spiral until your friend said STOP. Count up the marks and that is the number you use to go around the board, crossing off everything until you had only one item under each category… that then told the player who they would marry, how many kids they would have, where they would live, etc.
I’m throwing a PJ party for my daughter for her 12th birthday and I decided to make some fun little MASH DIY Notepads for the girls as favors… and to give them something to do late at night when they should be sleeping. Don’t these look fun? Hopefully the girls have lots of fun playing the game like I did as a tween!
I’ve made these available as a free download at the bottom of this post. Ready to learn how to make a DIY Notepad?
Paper trimmed to the size you want your notepad In this case, the MASH Printable, cut in half.
Stack the paper and clamp with binder clips.
Using regular school glue, smear along the top edge of the notebook – get it on there nice and thick (I used my fingers).
Place binders on both sides of the notepad to keep the papers pressed together.
Let it dry for 10 minutes and then add another coat. Let dry completely and you have a DIY Notepad that is ready for use!
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