7 photo projects to do at home with the kids.
Finding new ways to keep your children entertained can feel like an impossible task. A photo project you can work on together is the ultimate family activity. Dust off the camera, capture memories as you create them and get some insight into how your little ones see the world. Mix up the routine of your day-to-day with some casual and candid photography you can enjoy together and at the end of it, create a tangible heirloom you will cherish.
1. Try the A to Z Photo Challenge
Equip the kids with a camera and have them wander around the house or garden with the task of taking a photo of something to represent all 26 letters of the alphabet. TIP: The object can either start with the specific letter or can look like the letter. Turn the end result into stylish art prints they can display in their rooms.
2. Create Travel Photo Books together
Contributor: Liz Tamanaha
The second best thing to traveling? Reliving past travels via photo books. My daughters (now 13 and 11 years old) love flipping through them, giggling (as teens/tweens do) at their younger selves and they especially love the pages that include details that an image doesn’t capture: conversations, things they said, how they felt.
3. Create your own DIY Postcards
Make someone’s day with a custom, handwritten postcard, perfect for family members near and far. At MILK, you can create your own postcards with uploaded images, so let the kids get creative with the camera for an extra personal touch.
4. Write your own toy stories
Spark a little imagination in your young ones and have them be the narrators of their very own toy story. Let them come up with ‘scenes’ for the toys while you take photos and they tell the story of what’s happening. Then you can use the MILK Design Studio, upload your photos, and create a custom childhood story book to cherish for generations. Discover this story book made by a member of the MILK community
5. Document a 'Day in the Life'
Set the kids a challenge of compiling a photo gallery of ‘a day in their life’. From morning through night, they’ll capture the little snippets of their day, slowing down to take it all in. Once it’s all wrapped up you can curate the photos in a beautiful MILK Photo Book, using the text tool in the Design Studio to add a time stamp and extra details. Bring the book out 365 days later and see how much has changed in a year!
6. Showcase your little one's art
The perfect gift for Grandma and Grandad, elevate your children’s DIY artwork with MILK. The perfect, sentimental addition to anyone’s home, scan a copy of their masterpiece (use a traditional scanner or smartphone app) and upload it to the MILK website to create an elegant Gallery Frame.
7. Express gratitude with photos
Teach the kids the art of gratitude while they’re young. Encourage them to wander around the house or outdoors taking photos of all the things they’re grateful for. Add the photos to a timeless photo book as a forever reminder of the things that made them feel happy and thankful.