“Pinspiration” – DIY I Spy Book via Pinterest

Do all of you love Pinterest as much as I do??? I mean, I definitely visit that website more than any other, especially on my iPhone while waiting at the doctor’s office, or in a school pick up line, etc! So many great ideas shared in one place… I bookmark lots of great ideas on Pinterest every day, and my number of Pinboards keeps growing.

The other day I found this Pin, about making your own I Spy Book for your kids, using their own toys! The woman who made this one did a fantastic job, and I exclaimed as I read her post, “I AM GOING TO DO THIS!!!” I knew my kids would love such a personal book to look through, containing their own toys, and it might even keep them busy on long car rides, at restaurants, etc. Very promising!

So, I got my huge roll of school variety white paper (from my mother the school teacher) and all of the baskets of toys, and got to work. The photos I made for my books are pretty easy, not too difficult for kids ages 3 to 5. But older kids would probably get bored with them. That’s my challenge with the last book I have to make for a little cousin. He’s 6, so I am going to add more photos, after I think it through a little more.

Here are some examples from my books:

DIY I Spy Book page

DIY I Spy Book Scrabble Tiles

DIY I Spy Book Cars Page 1

DIY I Spy Book Cars Page 2

 

I hope you enjoyed seeing how much fun these pages were to make, and I really hope that you go have fun making a DIY I Spy Book of your own! I can’t wait to give these to my kids… If you make one, leave a note in the comments with a link so I can see how creative you got! And be sure to click through to Delia Creates to see just how she made her books.

Erin

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I love the circus…

Well, actually, I don’t. I love fairs and festivals and carnivals. However, the motif is similar, and I have made a cute little freebie for you that is entitled “Circus Tent”, very simply! It is just an A7 invite so far, in 4 color schemes:

1- Gold + Pink

2 – Lavender + Persimmon

3 – Lime + Turquoise

4 – Scarlet + Sky

I will be churning out some cupcake toppers and other goodies soon… Just click on the pic to download the FREE printable PDF.

Have a great rest of your weekend! Erin

Circus Free Printable Invitations

Random – Funny Kid

Just a totally random post today of something that makes me laugh: My 2 year old son.

Here is a montage of the photos I found on my iPhone camera roll of him playing with my phone and discovering the FaceTime camera, which, for those of you who don’t know about it, it is the new camera on the iPhone 4 that faces you, instead of pointing out, for video chats….. Check it out and have a laugh!

FaceTime Discovery

Erin