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DIY Family Picture Book For Baby

This DIY family picture book for baby is perfect for teaching your little one names and faces of your family. This book will also come in handywhen he is learning how to write. You can use the laminated picture book to practice your hand lettering with a dry erase marker.

I am definitely excited for another month of the craft room destash, where us ladies get together and make a craft using JUST the supplies we have in our craft rooms. We started this last month and I made a mini album out of a cardboard roll and some scrapbooking supplies. This month I decided to make a family picture book for baby – aka my little guy, Cal.

I was trying to figure out what to whip up this month for the craft room destash challenge and I looked through a few of my I-think-I-can-make-something-fun-with-this boxes…ya I know you have those boxes in your craft room too!

It’s ok, you’re in good company! That’s what this little monthly challenge is ALL ABOUT.

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How to Make a Laminated Baby Picture Book: Fun Flipbook for Baby!

Uses these adhesive square label pockets to make a DIY baby picture flip book filled with family photos and pictures for your baby.

I grabbed these little square adhesive label pockets that I snatched up a few months ago from the Dollar Spot at Target. I purchased them because they looked like they could come in handy for something…. I mean, that why I buy ALL THINGS in the Dollar Spot.

Supplies needed to make a DIY laminated picture book: laminator machine, card stock, label pockets and a ruler.

Supplies for DIY Family Picture Book for Baby:

Step 1: Cut cardstock paper down to size.

A stack of blank white cardstock that we will use to create a DIY laminated picture book for baby.

I started by cutting my paper down to size. I made mine about 4×6.

Step 2: Decorate your baby picture flipbook pages.

Sharpie markers and a white square of cardstock with

Next, I started on the pages. I just used colored sharpies and other markers.

Using a ruler and a silver marker to create writing margins on the white cardstock paper for our baby's picture flipbook.
White cardstock paper with margin lines that look like kid's writing paper. We'll use these for our child's family photo book.

Then I added in lines that look children’s handwriting paper.

Step 3: Write the names of all family members you’ll include in the baby’s family photo book.

The name
A collection of family flip book pages, filled with family names that we will use to create a laminated family photo book for our baby.

Next I wrote in the names of all of our family members on each page.

Step 4: Laminate all the flipbook pages.

Using the laminator to laminate the family photo flipbook pages.

Next comes my handy laminator. This makes the pages of the family picture book for baby really baby-proof!

Step 5: Attach photo pockets and add your family photos.

An empty photo pocket attached to the back of the laminated cards for the photo flipbook.

Next I attached my label pockets for the photos. I got mine in the Dollar Spot at Target, you can grab something similar here. I attached the labels pockets on the backs of each page so that the left side of the spread was the photo and on the right side is the name.

If you can’t find label pockets, you could glue or tape your photos to the paper and then laminate them. I just thought it was cool that we can swap out the photos whenever we want.

Step 6: Hole punch the cards and add binding rings.

A close up look at the metal binding rings used to hold together our baby's family photo flipbook.

I bound the book with simple rings in some holes I made with a normal hole punch.

How to make a DIY baby family photo book! This photo book page shows a photo of mom, and the words

If you didn’t want to hand write everything, you could print out the pages….truth be told, I was planning on that…but my printer was out of ink! Haha.

Another page of our baby's family photo book! This page has a picture of baby Cal, and his name written on the opposite page.

Another super great thing about the laminated pages that you can write on them with a dry erase maker…which means this DIY Family Picture Book for baby can really be used all the way from baby…through toddlerhood and even will be helpful when Cal is learning how to write! He can trace over the letters.

Baby Cal loves playing with his family photo book, and looking at pictures of Grama Darla.

The moment I handed Cal the picture book, he was all smiles. He had a blast turning all the pages all by himself and pointing at the pictures of familiar faces..

…don’t mind the cardboard barricade (or the mess) in the backgrounds. He just started crawling and we’re doing all we can to keep him contained, haha!..

Baby Cal taking a bite out of his DIY laminated family photo book! This baby photo book idea is kid-friendly and will make a great memory as they grow older.

The laminator is a great way to really make any books for your baby! It makes them sturdy and pretty much slobber proof…Cal tested.

I had so much fun raiding my craft room again this month for a little DIY Family Picture Book for Baby! I can tell that Cal is going to love this one for a while.

DIY Baby Family Picture Book

DIY Baby Family Picture Book

Active Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $10

Learn how to make this easy DIY baby family picture book, featuring all of your baby's loved ones! This simple DIY takes minutes to create a lasting memory.

Materials

Instructions

  1. Cut cardstock paper down to size.
  2. Decorate your baby picture flipbook pages.
  3. Write the names of all family members you'll include in the baby's family photo book.
  4. Laminate all the flipbook pages.
  5. Attach photo pockets and add your family photos.
  6. Hole punch the cards and add binding rings.

24 thoughts on “DIY Family Picture Book For Baby

  1. Omgosh, I love this idea. What a fun way to make a baby proof book! My sister is having her first baby and I may have to make one of these for her.

  2. Such a cute idea!! I love this especially since most of Calloway’s family lives faraway, because now he can see our pictures and learn or names!!!! Grandma Darla loves this…

  3. Such a cute idea! And great use of your laminator. I also find such great items in Target’s Bullseye section. It’s so hard to resist buying more, lol.

  4. Darling idea! I’m new to your blog.. just found you through Hometalk! Liked the bathroom floating shelves idea, and then saw that you live in Bend, Oregon.. so just HAD to come for a visit. My hubby and I just bought a “70’s fixer upper” in Fall of 2015 here in Madras, Oregon, so we are almost neighbors! Have subscribed to your blog so I can look at all of your home improvements and gardening ideas. Our yard was a total dead mess when we moved in… in fact.. was just dirt and dead weeds! Not one flower or shrub or bush in the entire yard either. Has been a slow process challenge.

    I have a 3 year old great nephew and this little book would be so great! I see that the first thing Cal did was chew on it! Don’t they all? so funny…. will take care.. I’ll be back to visit and make a comment here and there. Marilyn @ Pink Paper Cottage

    1. Marilyn! Thank you so much for your comment, neighbor! I’ve got lots of blog updates about our huge backyard planned for the summer months so stay tuned! It’s been so much work, but it’s finally starting to pay off. I’m so looking forward to this warmer weather we’ve been getting. Best of luck to you on your renovation of the fixer upper, it’s a long hard road but so fruitful when you can look at it and say “We did that!” 🙂 Let me know if you ever have any questions 🙂

      My little guy still loves this book I made him. It so great for him to be able to learn all of the family’s faces because they don’t live near. 🙂

      Take care Marilyn!

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