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DIY First Words Book

While researching children activities on the web I found this great DIY project for mom that I really wanted to share.   This will also make a great birthday gift.

The project- creating your child’s first word book.  Sara of Party Perfect made a First Word Book for her son by using a camera, scrabble letters found at a vintage store, toys and people that are familiar to him and her MAC.


Here is what she did

Step 1  Collect items that are familiar to your child whether it’s pets, clothes, parents, or food and use your scrabble letters to build words for the item.

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Step 2  Take pictures of these items against a white backdrop.


Step 3  Load them on iphoto if you have a Mac or use blurb which is a free bookmaking software site.





Now you have made your baby’s First Word Book that will have meaning and help him/her associate the words with pictures that are truly familiar.  This DIY can be made under $40 which is well worth the price for something that will last a lifetime.

Written by: LaToya R.

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