Last year, Ralph gave MadLibs for Valentine’s Day. And this year he wanted to do the same. So we decided to spice things up with a new presentation. We did this project last night, which means the photos are a little dim, but I think they’re still very use-able. (Click them to see them bigger.)

To make these, we trimmed out a stack of MadLib sheets with an exacto knife. (We buy our MadLibs at the local drug store. They come in 2-packs of 6×9 sheets.) Then we trimmed spare pieces of origami paper and craft paper to make 3″ x 6″ strips. Any text weight paper would work for this.

We rolled up a MadLib sheet, then rolled that roll in a strip of decorative paper.

We used craft floss to wrap the roll (10 times around is about right) and tied a shoe lace knot.

We printed out a sheet of messages that said “I’m mad about you,” “I can’t lib without you” and “You have mad skillz.” (Here’s the pdf of the 3 MabLib messages in case you’d like to use them as well.) Then we trimmed them out, hole-punched them, and attached them to an open end of the shoe lace knot.

Ralph was very pleased. And I loved how all the patterns and colors looked piled on the table.