Designed and Photographed by Cathy Schellenberg
Create a mini-album to take along on trips (or stored in the vehicle), that contains instructions to lots of games that your kids can play in the car. The base of this album is the Clear Scraps Car-shaped acrylic album, but it uses only 3 of the acrylic pages, and then the interior pages are patterned paper or cardstock.
- Acrylic Car album: Clear Scraps (also available for sale here as well.)
- Patterned Paper: Basic Grey (Color Me Silly)
- Alphabet stickers & rub-ons: SEI’s “Citrus Kick” Collection (you might also find a bargain on these at ebay.com- click here to compare. )
- Rub-on stitching: DCWV
- Ink: Staz-on by Tsukineko (And you can click here to check for Stazon bargains on ebay.)
- Tools: Round Hand Punch For Punching Holes in Paper
- Other: Sandpaper
1. Take the front page from the Clear Scraps Acrylic Car Album and lay it onto a sheet of Basic Grey “Color Me Silly” paper (or if you prefer, a stiffer cardstock). Trace around the bottom of the car and cut out (trim so there’s no roof or wheels to your paper car pages). Repeat this step for as many pages as you’d like your album to have. Sand edges of patterned paper edges and punch holes in the pages that match up with the binder ring holes in the acrylic album.
2. On your computer, print out your journaling in list form. My album has games to play in the car listed in several different categories – License Plate Games, Scavenger Hunt Games, Map Games, Counting Games, Writing Games and Talking Games. These are all available by searching the internet for games to play in the car. Cut your journaling into strips that fit across the car-shaped pages you’ve made, ink the edges and adhere them to the pages. Do the same for small title blocks, naming the games on each page.
This album has 3 acrylic pages from the car album as cover pages; 2 pages for the front, and one for the back:
3. On the first front acrylic cover of your car album (the page with a cut-out window, and no wheels), write the name of your album in colorful stickers letters “Car Games” and embellish with various patterns of bright colored rub-ons.
4. On the second front cover, cover the main body of the car with a solid color of the same line of paper (Basic Grey “Color Me Silly”); add large flower rub-ons to the wheels of the car, and cut a picture (of your family, or your children, or the recipients of this album) to fit into the top portion of the car. (My photo that fits so perfectly in this space, was taken with all 3 of my kids lying on their stomachs on the grass, and me lying on mine, facing them with the camera – printed to 5”x7”). Don’t be afraid to cut off the tops of their heads…their smiling faces are what will grab you in the photo.
5. On the acrylic car page that you’ll use for your back cover, simply outline the car shape with rub-on stitching (or use a doodling pen if you desire).
6. Assemble album in this order:
- First front cover (with title)
- Second front cover (with photo)
- Interior pages with games (in whatever order you choose)
- Back cover (with stitching/outlining)
And ta-da….no more “I’m bored, Mom….what can we do, Mom….I forget how to play that, Mom”
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