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Saturday, 20 April 2013

Baby Peek-A-Boo Board

I just finished this project for my son. It is very easy to make and cost almost nothing. All I used was things that would normally be thrown in the household garbage and things that I already had. No spending required.
My son loves his new board and will peek-a-boo over and over again.
Below I have the instructions on how to make this board as well as a list of the materials needed. 


Homemade Peek-A-Boo Board


Materials Needed:


pen or pencil
ruler or straight edge                                                                  
scissors                                                                                                    
hot glue gun or strong tape
1 thick piece of cardboard (old packing box works great)
thin pieces of cardboard (cereal, biscuit, or empty tissue boxes)
stickers or pictures cut from magazines 
(pics of babies, people or animals work great for baby)
scrap decorative paper (optional)







Instructions:


1. Cover one side of the thick piece of cardboard with a piece of decorative paper. This is optional.




2. Using a ruler or straight edge start measuring the square flaps. It is better to include some of the cardboard which is already creased in the box to make it easier to lift the square flaps.



3. Cut out your square flaps. 




4. This is what your flaps will look like.





5. Using the flaps as a guide, measure and cut out windows to fit the flaps.




6. Place your stickers or magazine cut outs on the board spacing them enough in between so that your flaps and windows can fit well.




7. Arrange your windows and flaps on the board and glue/tape into place.
* Only glue the top part of the flap as the two sides and bottom need to remain free in order to flip them up.




8. All finished.



8 comments:

  1. LOVE, LOVE this!!! You're very creative. I am following you now! Can't wait to read more. You should go to my page and check out one of my popular posts (left hand side of my page) called Mule Wrestling. (it's not what you think) :) OH! Wanna share some love with us? Please join us starting tomorrow for our 1st ever blog hop! :)
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  2. Thank you for you kind comment. I will check out your posts.

    Have a wonderful day!

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  3. What a lovely idea :) thanks for following my blog, I have followed you too- both your blog and on twitter.x

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  4. That is beautiful! Love it!! If you don't mind I would love to use this idea! My son is 8 months and I have soooo many too many pictures of him.
    I stumbled upon your blog via bloggymoms I would love to follow I just don't how. (I am a neq blogger) Really like your blog!

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    1. Hi Kae!

      Yes please make one for your son. Keeps my son occupied for minutes at a time. It is nice to watch him as he tends to favor certain photos over others.
      You can subscribe via e-mail and at least you will be able to see any new posts I make.
      I am fairly new myself. The more time you spend the more you will learn. I don't spend much time online but I am learning as I go :)
      I will check out your blog
      Have a nice day!

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  5. What a clever idea! I know my little girls would love something like this. I'm featuring this tonight at my link party and pinning!

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  6. What a great idea!! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!

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