We found something fun to do for Father’s Day, since we can’t going shopping for dad. It turned out to be a fun to create, cheap (or rather, easy on the wallet) gift. Plus, we were bonding over happy memories. This activity had us poring over our old family photo albums and talking about favorite vacations and holidays together. And that is extra special since my oldest is so close to adulthood. And what had us laughing, reminiscing, and creating a cool gift? Re-enacting old family photos!
Examples abound all over the internet of family photo re-creations. Its a popular thing to do right now. The older the photograph and the younger the kids the more hilarious the results will be.
The key to making the best possible re-enacted photographs is choosing the right photo. You want ones with a simple background, and simple, solid color clothing. Tee shirts are the simplest to reproduce. The most fun is copying funny faces. So choose a photo where the kids have interesting or entertaining expressions. Once you have chosen a photograph and clothing that looks similar, experiment with what angle the original picture was taken, and try to copy that angle. It may take a few tries.
Gifts that bring back happy memories are the best gifts of all – especially for hard to buy for family members like Dads and grandads. It doesn’t have to be a gift, either. This is a great family night activity. Just let the kids pick the photo and do the work of putting it together. Our final photographs were hilarious and fun. I hope yours will be too!
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