By Jennifer Maleha

This post is sponsored by Tampico. All opinions are mine alone.

I cannot believe how quickly the time flies. It feels like it was just yesterday that I gave birth to my daughter, Sophia, and yet, in a few weeks, she will be starting first grade. She is so excited for this special milestone, and so am I. In fact, she has been talking about back-to-school shopping all summer long, and now that we’re really getting close, I’m gearing up for the transition. From pens and pencils to snacks anddrinks (like Tampico), I am stocking up on all the essentials I know we’ll need throughout the school year.

To create something special for my daughter’s back-to-school transition, I decided to make a DIY Notebook with a Heart-Shaped Slime Pocket. This fun craft took only about an hour to put together and she was even able to help me along the way. This notebook will definitely make sure my daughter is totally cool for school. By the way, keep reading for all the details on Tampico’s #SchoolIsCool Awww Snap! Promotion and how you could be entered to win one of the amazing prizes.

DIY Notebook with Slime Pocket

So here’s how to get started with this project. Grab a black & white composition notebook. Cut out the shape of a heart from a piece of white paper. Place the heart on the front cover of the notebook.


Trace the outline of the heart. Using a utility knife and a pair of scissors, cut out the heart shape from the front cover of the notebook.


Now, it’s time to add a little color to the front of the notebook. I used a roll of decorative duct tape to cover the front of the notebook. Again, I used a utility knife to cut out the heart shape on the front cover.


Let’s make the slime now. Add one small bottle white school glue to a plastic cup. Add a few drops of red food coloring and some chunky gold glitter.

Stir together until uniform throughout. Add a few teaspoons of contact lens solution until the mixture comes together like slime. Note that this slime is a lot of fun to play with- I may have taken a break to play with this for a bit before moving on!


Now place the slime inside a zippered plastic bag and use clear shipping tape to attach it to the inside front cover of the notebook.

Voila! The notebook is complete. You have to try this back-to-school project. Pushing the slime around with one finger is so much fun!


My daughter, Sophia, really enjoyed making shapes and letters in the slime!

When it comes to back-to-school essentials, we always gear with up with books, pens, pencils, etc. but we also make sure to stock up on our family’s favorite snacks & drinks, such as Tampico Citrus Punch.

Both of my kids really love the bright, refreshing flavor of this beverage.

DIY Notebook with Slime PocketDid you know that Tampico Beverages, Inc. has been one of the world’s leaders of value-added juice drinks since 1989? Tampico is definitely a winner at our house! Be sure to stock up Tampico at your local retailer to gear up for the school season.

Now let’s talk about Tampico’s #SchoolIsCool Awww Snap! Promotion. All you need to do is take pics of your most memorable back-to-school moments. Upload and share your best photos using Tampico’s fun frames to be entered to win a $1,000 gift card and a Tampico back-to-school pack!Oh, and if you participate during the special Blitz sessions, you could also win a $25 gift card! How awesome! To participate, please visit their  

Don’t forget to share your favorite #SchoolIsCool moments with Tampico and tell me: Are you making any back-to-school crafts this year? Do you love the uniquely delicious flavor of Tampico?

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