Papermaking kit, sticker books, So Cards and other fun finds
By Pam Pastor
Inquirer Lifestyle
January 16, 2021 at 4:56 pm

When distance learning has you glued to your computer too much, it’s nice to give yourself a break from screen time. Step away from your computer, put down the phone and have fun with these finds. Bonus: They’re all Pinoy products so you’ll be supporting local businesses.

Jot down what you’re
thankful for.

Gratitude Journal

It may be more challenging to find things to be thankful for while living in a pandemic but gratitude is so important at a time like this. It’s a way of teaching yourself to find the good in the bad, it’s a moment to celebrate the little things that make us happy, the everyday things that we may have previously taken for granted. Jot the things that you are thankful for in a Gratitude Journal. We found one by Frankie & Friends and another by Skit Books. Skit Books also has a Gratitude Journal for Kids. (,

Make your own recycled paper.

Handmade papermaking kit

Try making your own recycled paper with this kit from Papemelroti. The kit includes a mold, deckle and instruction booklet. (

Recipe Book

Have you been experimenting in the kitchen? It may be time to keep a record of your recipes. You can even put all your family recipes together in one place using this Recipe Book. Each page has space allotted for the recipe name, number of servings, preparation and cooking time, ingredients and directions. (

Make-your-own Comic Book

There’s a comic book inside of you just waiting to be unleashed. Use the pages of this Make-Your-Own Comic Book to tell your story—whether it’s about superheroes, your dog or tales from your childhood. (

Dream of travel.

The ’Pag Ako Yumaman ‘Hu u?’ Sa ’Kin ’Yang Piso Fare na ’Yan Travel Notebook

Just because we can’t travel now doesn’t mean you should shelve your wanderlust. Spend time with this notebook and recall your favorite travel memories and start dreaming about your future explorations. There are pages devoted to your bucket list, tips on saving while on trips, expectation vs. reality, a “Pag-ibig World Map” that you can color and many other surprises you can expect only from Tita Witty. (

Top 5 List Journal

We love lists. They help us make sense of our often chaotic life. This Top 5 List Journal gives you space for all kinds of lists—serious or not, fun or for productivity. Each page is split into a blank area and a lined one so you can get creative with doodles, stickers, washi tape or collages. (

The Sunday Night Journal

Aurora Suarez created The Sunday Night Journal in hopes that people would use their Sunday nights as a time for self-care and so they can start a new week with positivity and purpose. “With the journal, you can say goodbye to the dreaded Sunday night (and Monday morning) blues,” she wrote on her website.

The Sunday Night Journal is on its third volume and features 52 pages with prompts that allow you to connect with yourself. (

The Memory Book

Do you miss those days when you used to keep a diary? Do you keep telling yourself that you’ll go back to it again soon but never do? The Memory Book might just be the push you need. This five-year journal allots just a small space for each day, with each page divided into five years, making the idea of jotting down your thoughts and experiences not too daunting. Imagine how fun it would be to have five years’ worth of memories in one place. It’s a treasure you’ll end up keeping for a long, long time. ( on Instagram)

So Cards

“These cards aren’t designed for parties,” creator Miguel Luis warns. So Cards—Unstuck Yourself is “a deck made for intense introspection and self-reflection,” with questions like “What’s the difference between the person you present to the world and who you actually are?” and “What’s one apology you wish you had gotten but you never did?” Answering the questions requires vulnerability. They’re a great way to bond with someone you trust—maybe even over Zoom, with a friend you’ve missed. But you can go through the cards alone too and ask yourself the hard questions. (

Klaypel Kit

This eco-friendly kit is fun to do with kids. Each kit includes a wooden block with printed design, paper clay and sticks. (

This Sticker Book features the work of Maranao artists.

Medley: A Sticker Book

You’re never too old for stickers. Preorder is ongoing for this sticker book which includes a variety of styles and features the art of different Maranao artists. (

Ultimate Sticker Collection: Artist Portfolio

Because there’s no such thing as too many stickers, here’s another big dose. This #UltimateStickerCollab features 30 pages of stickers and the work of 25 different artists. You can get a Sticker Vault too so you can organize your sticker collection. (

Ultimate Artist Collab

Local artists and brands including Paper Station, Mamamu MNL, Andy Lam, Ink Scribbler and so many more have collaborated on this box which has the theme: “Better Days Ahead.” You’ll find a lot of goodness in it—12 sticker sheets, seven art prints, two ephemera prints and nine mini journaling cards. (

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