Cool Photo Crafts

10 simple ways to give your fave photos a new life -- on and off the computer.

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Kid Grid

Print your photograph onto sticker-backed photo paper, cut it into squares, attach to blocks, and voila -- homemade baby toys!

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Happy Birthday, Baby!

Celebrate with photos of your baby -- everywhere! Print a headshot onto circular labels to add character to cups, napkins, and goody bags.

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Fridge Fun

You can make custom magnets by printing photos onto magnet paper that goes right into your printer. Get creative and invent a funky movable landscape for your kids to play with.

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Stuck on You

Kids who love stickers will be thrilled with personalized minis. Upload as many as 90 digital photos to moo.com, and the folks there will send you a cool pocket-size sticker book.

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Colorful Memories

Use Kodak's EasyShare software to transform your favorite photos into coloring-book pages, then upload them to kodakgallery.com. They'll send you a custom coloring book full of family snapshots.

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Pop Art

By applying filters and adjusting the hues of your photo in your imaging software, you can create Warhol-inspired wall collages.

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Upward Mobility

This DIY mobile is a fresh way to display your family tree. Find the template to make it here.

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Open Book

To make bookplate stickers, import a photo of your child into your word-processing program, add type, and print on basic labels.

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Easy as A-B-C

Your child will be the star of this alphabet book from shutterfly.com; it includes her name, birthday, and hometown.

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Piece Out

Upinpieces.com will turn a family photo into a puzzle packaged in an adorable canister. They'll even cut the pieces into fun shapes like flowers, stars, and butterflies.


Copyright © 2007. Used with permission from the November 2007 issue of Parents magazine.

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