Sunday, March 29, 2009

Unplugged - Illegal???

Oh, I hope we don't go to Federal prison for this...

A few weeks ago we took the kids to the post office to apply for their passports. We live in Michigan and need to keep our options open for travel through Canada to New England. We knew that it would take about 6 weeks for them to come in the mail, but E has been asking every time we go to the mailbox, "Is my new passfort here yet?"

So when I heard this week's theme, I decided to make the kids some fake passport books...JUST TO PLAY WITH. I took out some junky scrapbooking paper and very cheap stickers and attempted to make two books in about 20 minutes...the results were underwhelming, but fit the bill.
When the kids woke up from their naps, I showed them their passforts, and they were thrilled! E was really surprised to see her own picture in there. I set them at the kitchen table with stamps and ink pads, and we stamped the books while talking about life. It was quite cool, actually. I gave E the cow stamp, because we saw a cow decoration on a neighbor's house yesterday. Baby m got some fish and cars, two of the words he actually says pretty clearly. I was surprised how he really got into the stamping! Most of his "hits" were on the table, but it was washable ink. We all put our fingerprints in too...
I think we'll take these out in a few days and stamp them some more, and maybe I'll write a few notes about the things we did this week....for an older child, this might be a simple scrapbook project, or even a mini-diary. Ours will probably will be shredded by the time we start next week's project.

8 comments:

Yelli said...

I always knew you were a rebel! :)

I love the passport photos. Our son has a passport (obviously) and his photo is hilarious. Why in the world do they make babies take pictures?

sunnymama said...

These are fantastic, what a lovely idea (I hope you don't go to prison for it!!) and a great take on the Books unplugged theme.

Infant Bibliophile said...

Those are great! Our son loves to play with our real passports. A fake one would be a bit safer. Fun idea for the theme. :) Hmm, maybe I should make and laminate a little driver's license for when my son rides his ride-on toys.

BranFlakes said...

Those are really cute!

www.pepperpaints.com said...

How fun! What a great idea.

Meg said...

This is seriously awesome!

I once again didn't do unplug this week but oh well maybe next week.

Danielle said...

What a great idea. I love this. Thanks for sharing.

MoziEsmé said...

What a fun idea! My 2yo was carrying her real passport today - very scary. We tried to reason with her to get it back, but her logic was irrefutable - "Esme's passport!" Indeed it was...

 
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