This Easter we decided to make the boys a gift and wanted it to be really personal. So, we came up with a book that was a coloring book/ finish-the-picture book with an emphasis on creative writing. This was very simple to make as we drew up the pages and then copied them for the second book. A simple card stock cover and a few staples and you are done. This is personalized for my boys but could easily be changed to reflect another child's interests. The boys like it and have been working in them. I am happy to have worked with my husband on a special treat for our kids , using things we had on hand.
Here are the pages we made. I hope they will inspire you to make one for a child that is special to you. :-)