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Father's Day Notepad

Let kids redo this basic office staple as a gift for Dad -- their messages will last well beyond Father's Day.




Resources: Blank note cubes, Oriental Trading,


  • Markers
  • Notepad cube
  • Ribbon


  1. Step 1

    Wrap a rubber band around a notepad cube and have kids write greetings and make drawings on two sides with a broad, pointy marker. (Fine tips will get caught between the pages.)

  2. Step 2

    Move band, and decorate the other two sides. Tie the notepad with a colorful ribbon. As an added gift, slide in a pen.

Martha Stewart Living, June 2008



Reviews (7)

  • raylouise 6 Jun, 2012

    Please update your info. Oriental trading discontinued in 2011. Do you have any other sources for this type of cube? I can't seem to locate anywhere.

  • Crafty_Al 8 Jun, 2010

    Guess my last reply was over the character limit.. if you go to you should be able to search for "Blank Note Cubes" and find the product.

  • Crafty_Al 8 Jun, 2010

    Here is a link to the pads on OT:

  • akole 12 Jun, 2008

    Local printer made my cube, 600 pages 3x3 in as little as 3 hours and cost only 11.00.

  • kookieh 11 Jun, 2008

    I got colorful note cubes at Target.

  • kristierowe 10 Jun, 2008


  • MUAKPsi 9 Jun, 2008

    Cute idea, but I couldn't find the tall, white cubes anywhere. I checked OT twice and they don't list it. I also check the retail office supply stores to no avail. Bummer!