I used to make such cute things when my kids were younger and I had more time. I came across these pictures that I made for Duncan's room many years ago and are now stored under his bed.
These were so very easy to make; you could use any sort of book but we choose the Mr. Small theme because, well, we're the Smalls. I just bought very inexpensive copies of the Lois Lenski books The Little Fire Engine and The Little Train and decided which pictures I wanted to use. I then cut those pictures out of the books. It's nearly a sin, I know, but I have "real" copies of the book for reading. I found two boards in the shed that had been part of a bookshelf or something once, so they were already stained. I made "One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish" pictures likes this years ago when Jesse was little, and for those I painted the board glossy yellow.
After cleaning the cobwebs off the boards, I just got my bottle of Modge Podge and decoupaged on the pictures and text.
I love to find projects that I once made. It reminds me that I really can come up with inexpensive decorating ideas all on my own—that I don't have to go buy new stuff at Target just because it's easier. And that's just one of the things I love about summer—time to create, paint, and make our home a little more us.
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