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While I wouldn’t consider myself a photographer, taking photos of the people and things I love has always been a passion of mine. Birthdays, vacations, first days of school and beach days–capturing their milestones brings me endless joy. And for this reason, the Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 has been on my wish list for a while now. I was giddy when I unwrapped my Instax earlier this week and even more excited to give it a try on my special beach date with Sawyer over the weekend. It was a blast being able to snap pictures of our little dude in his element and then have the photos in our hands immediately after taking them! Also, the Instax was perfect for Sawyer to try his hand at taking photos too.
A few years ago, a friend of mine whose kids are a little bit older than ours, gave me some priceless advice about “dating our children”. Quality one on one time, discovering and speaking their love language, undivided attention and affection. While Wes was at a play date, Ben and I took advantage of our time with Sawyer and spent an afternoon at the beach. Sawyer is still young–but it is my hope that these special dates will build his trust in our relationship and that we’ll learn how to communicate with one another about every day life and especially the tough stuff.
We put our feet in the freezing cold water, built sand volcanoes, chased seagulls, collected shells & drift wood and buried Sawyer in the sand–and we captured it all with our new Instax.
As soon as we got home, I got to work on creating a fun photo project to document our day. And since I used the Instax, our photos were all ready to be used. We brought home a beautiful piece of drift wood that we found on the beach and I created a Instax photo mobile using fishing line and hot glue. So fun and so easy!
Step One: Tie one end of the fishing line around the drift wood in a double knot. Cut fishing line at the desired length. Repeat this step until you have 4 strands of fishing line tied and evenly spaced on the drift wood.
Step Two: On the backside of the driftwood, place a dime sized amount of hot glue on the back of each fishing line to secure it in place.
Step Three: Select the Instax photos you want to use for your mobile and determine how you want them laid out. Keeping the drift wood with the backside facing up, begin to hot glue your photos in place by applying a strip of hot glue to the back of the photo and then laying the fishing line into the strip of glue. Allow the glue plenty of time to dry before moving your mobile around. When you are done gluing all your photos into place, trim any excess fishing line.
Happy crafting and INSTAX pic taking! I would love to hear about your favorite moments to capture in photos in the comments section for a chance to WIN a $100 Visa gift card.
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