Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Homemade joke book

Knock Knock.
Who's there?
Liver?
Liver who?
You liver around here?


I come from a family of jokesters and pranksters, so my boys' love of jokes, specifically knock knock jokes, is no surprise.  I love hearing a good joke - who doesn't need a laugh?  The challenge for me is to remember it so I can retell it.  To help us remember our favorite jokes, we made a family joke book.



Joke Book








To keep it simple, I found a 4 x 6 inch photo flip book at Target.  My kids wrote their jokes on 4 x 6 inch note cards and slipped them in the book.  Easy!  You could also just punch holes in the note cards and use a metal ring to keep them together.




Joke Book supplies:
4 x 6 inch photo flip book
4 x 6 inch note cards
five bottle caps (optional)
letter stickers (or write "jokes" with a marker)
sense of humor 









Write out your favorite jokes. 
My son checked out funny joke books at the public library.

We also found a great website:
We signed up to get a weekly joke by email.  Fun! 


















Optional Cover Ideas:
Get creative with your joke book cover!
We used some bottle cap stickers,
but I've also cleaned used bottle caps for crafty projects.
I used a craft corner punch, but you also make the red corners by
cutting small pieces out of four triangles,
and adhering them to the four corners of your note card.
I made the corners into stickers by using
the Xyron adhesive maker.


Apply letter stickers to the bottle caps,
or just write "jokes" with a marker.
Adhere bottle caps to note card,
and you have a fun cover for your book!















Share a good joke with your family!
My Grandma Joyce emails me funny jokes.
Here she is sharing a smile
with her great-granddaughter, my daughter:








My Grandma Elliott, with her Irish sense of humor,
has shared jokes & riddles with me since I was a toddler.
(some of which I'll have to wait to tell my kids when they are adults)
I write some of her jokes,
riddles, & songs
in my journal.

My Grandma Elliott, with her daughter,
granddaughter, and great-granddaughter:








"Laughter is the shortest distance between two people."
(Victor Borge)




"The most wasted of all days is one without laughter."
(e.e. cummings)


"A difference of taste in jokes is a great strain on the affections."
(George Eliot)


"The human race has only one really effective weapon and that is laughter."
(Mark Twain)




 Espresso yourself with a joke today!

Feel free to post your favorite joke under
this blog entry in the comment section!



Melanie
Tip Junkie handmade projects

3 comments:

  1. What a fun idea to make with kids :) And your map idea sounds great too...a picture of us in each place would be cool!

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  2. Thanks Laura! My three boys have had a blast adding new jokes to their book! I think we'll make a few as gifts!

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  3. Oh that's awesome! My kids would love that! Their favorite joke right now is "Why are basketball players messy eaters?" "Because they're always dribbling!". This has been the top joke for about a month now...

    Thank you too for your sweet comment on my Michael Jackson lamp! I'd love to see your version for your son's room! Have a great night!

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