This summer I'm going to create thread bound books and zendoodles with my boys. Here's the example project.
Above are the preliminary steps: cut cover sheets and insert papers to the correct size, fold insert papers in half, measure and mark holes (I made 5 holes each are 1/2" from spine and the top and bottom one's are 1/2" from edge of book), then drill holes. Pictured is a bone folder and a hand drill.
Above is the threading technique I used. Below is the zen doodle technique I'll teach the boys. You start with a couple pencil lines then use a pen to fill everything in. It's a meditative exercise in pattern. The boys can either fill their books with zen doodles or sketch from one of our trips this summer. As mentioned in this post, there are tons of benefits to sketching.