Download Printable Math and Science Notebook Covers for your child’s school workbooks, notebooks, journals, or binders! These adorable printable covers are a great way to personalize inexpensive notebooks and binders. Plus, get OVER 15 MORE STEAM/STEM themed printables perfect for back to school!
This is a GREAT post if you’re stocking up on back to school supplies and printables – either for distance learning, homeschooling, or even for a normal back to school environment! My blogger friends and I have designed 17 STEM Printables that you can download for FREE for your kids or students. I designed these Printable Notebook and Binder Covers – download them and get the rest of the links at the end of the post.
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Supplies Needed for Printable Notebook Covers
These Math and Science printable notebook covers are such a quick and easy project. Plus, they’re cheap to make! I used cheap composition notebooks and blank 3 ring binders that you can find in nearly any store that sells school supplies. Save your money for the other school supplies and use these printable notebook covers to dress up inexpensive notebooks!
You can use regular printer paper, card stock, or matte photo paper to print the notebook and binder covers. If you choose a composition notebook with a colorful design, I suggest using a thick paper so the design doesn’t show through.
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How to Use a Printable STEM Notebook and Binder Covers
I have included 2 separate designs in the download: notebook covers designed to fit a standard composition notebook, and a full 8.5×11 sheet to insert into a binder cover. You can also use the full sheet for larger notebooks as well.
To cover the notebooks, print the cover designs and trim the edge of the cover that will go against the binding of the notebook. I like using my favorite Cricut paper trimmer – I seriously use it all of the time!
Use an adhesive and cover the front of the composition notebook. You can use a glue stick or fast drying glue like Beacon Zip Dry. Position the cover so the edge is lined up cleanly with the binding and it is centered top to bottom. There will be overhang on the other 3 sides.
You can trim the other edges a little, but it’s not necessary.
Apply glue to the inside edges of the printable cover and fold around the notebook cover creating a neat wrapped edge.
Let the notebook cover dry completely and it’s ready to use! To add additional detail, you can also cover the back of the notebook and the inside covers with coordinating paper. Just trim to fit the inside of the notebook cover and glue in place.
The binder covers are SO easy – just print the full 8.5×11″ design (scale the design to 100% on your printer), trim the edges, and insert under the clear binder cover.
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FREE STEM Printables
Click on these links to head to the posts from my designer friends! There’s 17 FREE FILES in all!
Printable Tangram Puzzle – Brooklyn Berry Designs
Steam Maker Space Lists & Observations – Hello Creative Family
Color Wheel & Walking Rainbow – Happiness is Homemade
Science Lab Matching Game – Crafting In The Rain
Straw Rockets – The Country Chic Cottage
Space Activity Sheet – Everyday Party Magazine
STEM Challenge Cards – Happy Go Lucky
Coloring Bugs Printable – 100 Directions
Science is Rad Poster – seeLINDSAY
Secret Decoder Rings – 30 Minute Crafts
28 Day Lego STEM Challenge – Mad in Crafts
Solar System Bingo – Artsy Fartsy Mama
Science Notebook Covers – Pineapple Paper Co.
Robots in Space Coloring Page – Fun For Little Ones
Space Rocket Coloring Page – Liz On Call
Math Coloring Worksheets – Printable Crush
Download Free Math and Science Notebook Covers Printable
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Printable STEM Notebook Covers
Pin these notebook cover printables so you don’t forget them for next year!