Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Let your child’s favorite Book inspire…

Last year for my daughters B’day I got these picture frames from IKEA. I used them to show pictures of her in a timeline fashion on my mantel with some flowers. It was a great center piece also visitors had a chance to see her growth. I had the frames tucked in the closet and I wanted to reuse them.

My daughter loved and her favorite book was once We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury. I have read this book many, many, many times.

So I decided to color copy the book and I brushed it with modge podge to give add a glossy effect. And simply framed the pagers… and hung them on the wall. Before I did this I took away the book from her as we introduce her to new books. She was so happy to see the framed pictures of her favorite book. To my amazement she started to act out and read the book and tell the story as she stood in front of the frames.

This also adds a new dimension to her story time and we have rearranged her room a little bit to acknowledge that she is growing. These frames lend beautiful illustrations to dazzle on the wall with very little cost. She loves her big girl room with toys. We are waiting to add one more piece and then we are done.

Quote of the day “lose yourself in a child’s world



  1. Oh my gosh! What a FABULOUS idea!!!!

  2. great minds think a like.... i've neen wanting to do the same thing in our neck of the woods. :) love it.

  3. What a cute idea. The illustrations add so much brightness ;)

  4. Thank you so much for the comments... Yes, it was fun creating this. But the greatest joy was watching my little one face after hanging the pictures...