Photo-card Carousel

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Photo-card Carousel
Total Time 1 hour Ages all-ages

What do we love about photo cards? Almost everything -- all those smiling faces dropping through the mail slot from faraway places, all those otherwise-serious friends and relatives throwing propriety to the wind in favor of silly Santa hats. But much as we love them, we've never really been sure what to do with them. This card carousel solves the problem handily, presenting them for view, then folding into an instant archive when the holidays are over.

What you'll need

  • 3 1/2- by 5-inch notebook with the spiral binding at the top
  • Photo cards
  • Double-sided tape
  • Red pipe cleaners

How to make it

  1. Start with the 3 1/2- by 5-inch notebook (we used an artist's sketchbook, since the paper is a little thicker). The notebook becomes a carousel when you set it on its side with the front and back covers touching.

  2. Attach the photo cards, one to each side of a sheet, with double-sided tape.

  3. Thread bright red pipe cleaners through the spiral binding between sheets (they also help the card carousel stay open for holiday business).

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