3 Fun Ways to Turn Your Family Photos into a Kids’ Keepsake!
What do you do with family pictures that you have laying around? Want to use them and make a fun family project with your kids? Here are a few fun and creative ways to use pictures of family or loved ones or pets to help kids learn relationships and people!
With Valentine’s Day around the corner, this is a great DIY craft and photo card activity from thesoccermomblog.com to take on with your kids! If you are anything like me, you occasionally come across the odd puzzle piece in the playroom. Now you can upcycle the puzzle and create a sweet Valentine’s Day keepsake. Your family members will love the personal touch and effort, and it’s a great way to say “I love you!”
Create a laminated Family Picture Book from makingmanzanita.com – can DIY this one easily! This project includes an actual laminator, but if you don’t have one, Joann Craft stores sells laminating sheets for $5 and they are very easy to use! It also uses two rings to adhere the book together. If you don’t want to purchase rings, use ribbon! I love the idea of the pages having alternative names for mama, such as Mom, mommy, mother. Take it a step farther and add additional terms for names in other languages! This adds a great conversation piece with your kids of talking about mothers around the world and the ability to teach your child common words in other languages.
If you like to sew, here is a similar idea from imaginegnats.com using felt! I love the idea of the softness and texture for even the youngest family member. This one requires a lot of sewing but if you are a talented seamstress, this is right up your alley! The book is easy for car rides, stroller jogs, and throwing in the diaper bag to take on the go. No need to stress about hard edges for infants they can toss and flail with no safety concerns! Bust out that sewing machine and make it your own with colors and designs.
I love the idea of using family pictures and loved ones of those that are important to you that live far away or loved ones that have passed away as well. What a great keepsake for years to come. A handmade scrapbook is a treasured gift for family members anytime of the year. Happy crafting friends!