And then came a stroke of genius. A friend had her daughter's hair done really cute for dance class one day and mentioned that she had these cards with different hair-do's on them and let her daughter pick one that morning I think they were American Girl cards? Anyway. I thought maybe if I let G pick her own hair style, she would agree not to throw a tantrum. It's worth a try, right?
- The pages I printed
- Index cards
- Colored Markers
- Glue stick
- Contact paper (someday I will get a laminator...sigh)
- Paper punch
- Small piece of ribbon
Then I started making the book:
- I cut out all of the photos and instructions.
- I wrote the title and colored a pretty cover on one of the index cards
- I used the glue stick to put a photo on the front and the corresponding instructions on the back of each index card. The exception was a few really easy dos. For these, I don't need instructions. So I put a picture on each side of the card.
- I laminated the cards with contact paper (Mine is really old and has been crumpled up in the craft cabinet, so the pages aren't as smooth as I would like. Again, wishing for a laminator...)
- I punched a hole in the upper left corner of each card and tied them together with a pretty pink ribbon.
This was a really easy project, but so far has had great effects! We've been using it for 3 days now, and I haven't had a single tantrum. AND her hair has looked super cute. Her kindergarten teacher told her yesterday how pretty her hair looked. :)
Here's the finished project: