A newborn baby grows very fast. Literally every day you notice some changes in his appearance, behavior, development. In the first year, the child grows up and changes. Therefore, mom and dad try to capture all the most interesting moments in photographs. And it has already become a tradition to store pictures of the first year of life of a little man in a separate album. This item should be very beautiful, original and, of course, unique. Only an album for a newborn made with love can meet these requirements. We will provide you with interesting ideas and useful tips on its implementation.
Children's albums for newborns are always on the go: they are viewed by parents with the baby, shown to family and friends, updated all the time with new pictures. It is assumed that this item will be stored for many years, and maybe even be passed on from generation to generation. Therefore, when thinking about how to make a cover for an album for a newborn with your own hands, consider the fact that it must be solid and durable. Usually it is made of thick cardboard. If you don’t have one, you can glue several sheets of plain paperboard together. Next, the cover needs to be decorated. To do this, you can use wrapping paper with bright children's prints, stickers, funny pictures from books or just beautiful wallpapers. In the center of the cover, attach a photo of the child. You can name the album by the name of the baby or one of the following options: “Little Princess”, “Our Little Man”, “Our Sweet Kids”. These are just clues, and you can come up with your original name. With your own hands you can (and really need!) To laminate the cover with a wide adhesive tape. This will protect the item from contamination and extend its life. As additional decorative elements, you can use lace, ribbons, rhinestones, fabric applications.
To design pages, pick up thick paper or cardboard. Sheets can be made in different colors, decorated with appliqués, stickers, and inscriptions. Mounting photos can be done using PVA glue or pre-made corners. Do not use silicate glue in the work, it turns yellow over time and spoils the appearance of the pictures. Each page can be designed thematically. For example, an album for a newborn boy may include pages decorated with boats, airplanes, cartoon characters (gnomes, Dunno, Pinocchio). For little princesses, the theme of the album should be appropriate, with the image of Cinderella, Malvina, Thumbelina, with flowers.
Doing an album for a newborn with your own hands, consider a reliable way to connect pages. There will be a lot of them, so the product will turn out to be voluminous. Mounting can be done as follows:
How and what to place in an album?
- Tie all the sheets with tape, previously piercing them with a hole punch.
- Insert the spring. It can be bought at a needlework store or removed from an old notebook. For this fastening, you first need to make holes on all sheets.
- Connect pages with rings. They can also be removed from the file folder.
It is most convenient when all the photos and entries in the album are placed in chronological order. Therefore, on the first page, a strip from a pregnancy test can be glued, then a photo of the ultrasound of the fetus. The next few sheets can accommodate tags from the hospital, pictures of the first minutes of a child’s life. Well, then come the pages dedicated to each month of life. Do not forget to take the place where the sections will be: “I am growing” (growth and weight schedule), “Baptism Day”, “First trip”, “My first tooth”, etc. In addition to posting photos, write down the achievements of the baby, paste the prints of pens and legs, the first drawings, even if these are ordinary “doodles”. Well, of course, prepare a few pages where photos and information on the celebration of 1 year will be framed.
Such an album for a newborn, made with his own hands, will remain a good memory for you and your child for many years to come. The creation of such products is a very exciting activity. In the future, as the crumbs grow, you can make other thematic albums, for example, “Kindergarten”, “Rest at Sea”, “First Time in First Class”, etc. Beautiful pictures and original albums!