This week's Unplugged Group Project theme is BOOKS !!!
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and link back so everyone can see what you came up with,
if you don't want to join in, stop by anyway and see what the others did.
There are always some seriously creative ideas being shared!
For us, books are an every day thing, and I was not sure where to
start, or end. My mind was spinning out of control with ideas!
I thought I would share an old post about the Name Book
we made with Princess a while ago. She is named after my Mom
and Farmer Dad's Dad as they had both died before she was
born.We made it originally to celebrate Name Day and filled
a scrapbook with copies of pictures of Her Grandma P and Pops N
as well as pictures from her first 4 birthdays. I did not have pics of Pops
at her ages like I did for my Mom, so we used pics of him with Farmer Dad
at that age instead. Princess chose which pics to use and pasted them herself
in the book. I wrote captions explaining what each one was. We also wrote what
her name meant and why we chose the first and middle names we did.
We also have pics of her with each of us and us with our parent and siblings.
She still enjoys looking through it and I hope it will make her feel more connected
to them both as she grows.
The other book I wanted to share a bit about is the Art Book we made using an
art "portfolio". We store all the meaningful art she makes every year in them.
The first time it looked like a flower,face, pics with really cool titles, coloring
sort of inside the lines,finger paints,paintbrush..you get the idea.
We could not save every piece, but we send the others to friends and relatives
and use as wrapping paper etc. I do try to get a good pic of bigger projects
just in case the original gets lost.Princess loves pulling out "her own" art book
to show visitors. It sits on the shelf under our coffee table next to some other "art" books.
Don't forget to check out the other participating blogs and join us next week the theme will be FOOD.