First take 3 envelopes. Glue the flaps of two of the envelopes and cut the flap off the third.
Stick the envelopes together in a line like this...
This now makes a fold up journal with pockets to put things in (the children especially love this part!)
I made a version of my own to give the children some ideas:
Inside the journal with pockets named for the world, me, other people...
Inside the journal with things pulled out of the pockets and the folded world map opened up.
Inside I put: a folded world map for world prayers, a mini healing board to stick plasters to when praying for people to get better, a little sheet to pray for others on, a little sheet to write prayers for myself, some information about countries I could pray for where it is hard to be a Christian, a string of people holding hands to help me remember people to pray for.
Outside of the journal with a space for thank you prayers and praise of God.
Here's what the children came up with! We gave them a selection of envelopes, maps, country information, paper shapes and paper and let them do whatever they wanted to with them.