Sunday, October 21, 2012

Charlotte's Peeps

I have been wanting to buy a book to put pictures in for Charlotte to show her all of our family members.  Charlotte is now understanding what we are saying and repeating a lot of what we say.  I want her to recognize the people we see so often.

Every time I would go to the store would forget to look for a book so today I decided to just make one.  Who doesn't like an easy craft on a Sunday afternoon?  I started out with a board book that didn't have a ton of pages.  The one we had was 5x5 and had 16 pages.  Perfect.
 I used Pages on my Mac (which I LOVE and use all the time) and just made a 5x5 box and put in everything I wanted for each page. I wanted it to be clean and simple and easy to read.
I decided to send the files to be printed on card stock because I didn't want to use all of my printer ink.  They were ready in an hour and after I picked them up I cut out each square and taped them to the book. 

The book needed more than just double stick tape to hold the pages because I know that this book is going straight in Charlotte's mouth.  With 4 teeth poking through this weekend everything goes in her mouth!  Anyway, I decided to use packing take to basically wrap the pages to make it more durable.  It doesn't look the greatest, but it got the job done and I didn't have to go anywhere.

I'm going to lay it under something heavy tonight so it will lay flat.  I hope that Charlotte enjoys it!  I'm sure she will read it from cover to cover when she wakes up tomorrow morning. 


  1. What a great idea! I love it!

    (PS Pages must be an additional program, right? Because it's not on my mac!)

    1. I bought it separate when I bought my Mac. It's awesome!