Family Photo Book
The kids and I whipped out this incredibly easy (“and not even messy!” as my 5 yr old exclaimed) little memory book in about 10 minutes. It is similar to the little book, “Who Loves Baby?” where you insert pictures of family members and relatives. I just did our immediate family, but am really thinking of “fancying” another one up a bit and sending it off to the grandparents. The example I found used patterned cardstock, didn’t write the names (my 3 yr old is learning to spell names, that’s my reason for having them), and tied it all together with a cute little ribbon and charm. Sometimes when you’re working with 3 kids, quick and easy is what works best, and what they appreciate most!
- Cardstock (plain or patterned)
- Photos (trimmed to 3×3″)
- Photo corners
- Ribbon & charm
- Cut an 8 1/2″ x 11″ piece of cardstock in half lengthwise. Tape together to make one long strip. Accordian fold every 4 inches (note: I measure out from the middle, so the seam would be covered w/ a picture) – you will have a little extra to trim. Center a 3×3″ photo in each square and attach with photo corners. Punch a hole in the back for a ribbon.
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To make our book, I bought the pack of 12″ square Martha Stewart scrapbook paper I’d been eyeing at Wal-Mart (but have no reason to use since I don’t scrapbook), and ended up using 3 pieces for this. I cut the paper in half (to get 6″ X 12″ strips) and then folded it square, then stacked several pieces inside each other.
Then I punched two holes in each page and tied them with several pieces of ribbon to get our little book.
We added pictures, names and a poem and were done!
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