I made this Journal Bucket for my son's birthday a couple of years ago. Jen, at my local stamp club showed us the Journal Jar idea. My son loves to read and write even at a very young age. I thought it was a mighty fine idea to make one for him. My son was only 6 at the time and I didn't think a glass jar would go over well with him. So, I adapted it to a paint can and made it a Journal Bucket instead. There are lots of pictures in this post to show you the front and back side of the bucket and the journal itself. And other miscellaneous shots I think you might be interested. All stamps used are retired Stampin' Up! set called Southwest.
Here's the front.
Here's the other side of the bucket.
Description on how to use the journal bucket.
I added a few pens and some tape by hanging them with an electrical tie, so he would have everything at his finger tips.
Here's what the lid looks like.
And here are the strips of "prompts" or questions he can use to guide and write his thoughts.
My son is still writing in his journal off and on which is encouraging. It's also amazing to see how mature he has grown and how much his handwriting has changed in the past two years.
Hope you enjoy. Until next time, be well!