If you have seen any of my DIYs in the past, you've probably figured out that A) I'm a handmade gift nut, and B) I love to make playable toys for my own kids. I say playable because there are so many beautiful DIYs out there for kiddos (and I've made many myself) that just don't stand up to the wear and tear of play time. My focus over the last year or so has been to make sure all of my kid toy DIYs are actually usable and not just for show.
With that being said, today I'm teaming up with Canon USA today to bring you a fun DIY you can do with your own kiddos, or make as a personalized gift for friends or family!
Here's what you will need for this project:
Photos of whoever/whatever will make these the most fun!
Glue, Scissors, and a pen
Cropadile or long reaching hole punch
Now, let's get started!
Canon PIXMA MG7120 for printing this project and it made it SO easy. That's saying a lot because I seem to be the kind of person who attracts printer issues! It's a hidden talent, apparently.
Next, cut out your photos.
Now that all the cardboard is cut, glue the photos onto the cardboard. I used a paintbrush to make sure the glue went all the way to the edges.
Also, feel free to paint the backs of the cards with fun colors- just make sure to seal them with ModPodge so the paint doesn't chip or flake!
Now you're all done and it's time to play! You can use a plastic yarn needle, or simply wrap some tape around the end of the yarn before little ones start lacing.
(This is great for fine motor development!)
(I love their little concentration faces.)