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i spy the best present ever. an ispy book…using our own toys

Not the most original..but it was so much fun to make…and i used all my kids favorites things so i know they are just going to love it…

before we begin..you are about to see an extra crapload of toys. and looking back over…my kids are getting no toys for christmas. it seems like a ton.
but everything has it’s own basket or bin or box or crate. everything is organized where it should be..so when i was ready for the polly pockets i could just grab the bag and go…so it’s not to crazy overwhelming to do.

and for the record…i buy a LOT of  toys at the thrift store.

i took a white sheet and ACTUALLY ironed it…
and laid it on a big foam pad..(i wanted something i could move around if needs be….and sat in front of my door to get some good light….

and some of the toys tried to get escape…

and i tried to make squares when i was setting the toys out…

and some pictures  are huge…like fill the whole mat…so i do some in twos…(and the whole)

and then i went to one of my favorite place paper coterie…and got it made into a book!!!

i used this book outline…i really liked all the bright colors!

 

i used paper coterie to add words and titles and frames…

This book is for my kids ages 8-3. so i tried to make some easy…some hard…learning ones like trying to find animals that start with the letters of the alphabet…things like that.

and the end page i just made a collage of kid pictures!

i thought i would share my pictures in case anyone wants to make one..
(please feel free to use any image you want)
you could get them printed out at walmart or walgreens and

I used picnik to add words (this was before i had decided to use paper coterie)

 

 

sidenote: i go to get the littlest pet shop and my daughter puts them away color coordinated…
and later that week she totally got mad at her sister for getting in and messing up her lps cause she could tell that they weren’t exaclty how she had them…
i tried to put them back best i could.
she is too anal.

 

 

disney movies:

and not disney

 

batman is the fav around this part

i hate polly pockets. do you know how small those shoes are?

 

this is my some of my hoarding daughters..and my sons…i think part of the game will be to find what is theirs…

these are the bad guys…

and it was right after halloween……

 

 

princess crap….

batman and his transportation….

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

and i guess i’m done……

i’m super excited to give my kids this book! i think it’s going to be a perfect church quiet book!!!!

About Kimbo

Kimbo blogs at A girl and a glue gun--where she puts her hot glue gun to good use (as well as her vinyl cutter and sewing machine) She loves all crafts and is thrifty (the nice way to say she's cheap) So she is constantly trying to come up with fast and easy projects that won't break the bank! She lives in Idaho with her hot husband and 3 kiddos.