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April 29, 2012 / tlsomm

Craft: Photo Place Cards

Photo place cards on the chairs!

“Necessity is the Mother of invention.”       -unknown

We’ve hit some struggles with independence with Nora, being she’s 2 and wants to express herself, have her own possessions, and make her own decisions.  One ongoing struggle has been at the kitchen table and who sits in which chair.  We all tend to claim the same chairs for every meal, but lately she’s been claiming so many chairs for herself that there aren’t enough for the rest of us (and there’s only myself and my husband!).

I decided to place photos of each individual on a chair as a visual reference for Nora to know who sits where.  A photo place card, in a way.

Here’s how to do it:   I found high quality photos of each of us, cropped them down to our faces and printed them out 3.5″ x 5″ on regular paper.  Then, using clear packaging tape as a generic laminate , apply two strips to both sides with the seam down the middle.  Rub out any bubbles and trim the photos down.  To adhere the photos to their proper places, I used blue painters tape to avoid ruining the finish on the chairs.  I included Nora in this part and asked her, “Where is Mama’s chair?”, etc. and placed each photo on a chair.   She thought it was great fun.

Supplies for photo place cards

Supplies for photo place cards

Tape laminating the photo place card.

Tape laminating the photo place card.

Trimming the photo place card.

Trimming the photo place card.

Painters tape to the backs

Painters tape to the backs

Photo place cards on the chairs!

Photo place cards on the chairs!

Will it work?  I’ll give it a run through over the next few days and let you know!

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