G is in a phase where he can’t seem to get enough of family photos. He loves to look at pictures and videos of himself, me, Daddy and other members of his family. It’s pretty darn cute, actually. He’ll walk over to the shelf of photo books and albums, grab one and then hand it to you as he nestles into your lap. Oh, how I love my little angel.
Anywhoo, as his Valentine’s Day gift this year, I came up with a super cute (and easy!) little activity that plays right into his love of family photos: DIY Family Member Magnets!
Using Photoshop, I created eight different — but coordinating — frames (or templates). I dropped in the best head shot I could find of each family member and added their name to the bottom. After printing them on a lightweight white cardstock, I cut and laminated them. Lastly, I added two adhesive magnetic strips to the backside.
Turning them into magnets was “clutch,” in my opinion. Why? Because the kitchen is one of those places where often I am busy doing a variety of things — trying to cook, do the dishes, clean up from the latest meal or my arms are elbow deep in something — and this is a great occupier for G!
I’m considering uploading the templates as free printables for Coffee & Cabernet subscribers. What do you think?