Custom Photo Album

My daughter assembled a photo album of creatively edited photos.

Earlier in the year she improved her computer skills by Photo Editing several images using gIMP. Phase 2 of her computer improvement skills plan was to put the edited images into an album. After exploring several options together, we decided to use iPhoto to create the album.

Stepping outside the comfort zone is extremely difficult for my daughter. She prefers to engage in activities which have a fairly predictable outcome. She loves to read books, dance, sew quilts and play the piano. Although some time in the past she learned these activities, now they are predictable. She continues to improve in all four, but the steps for improving are known and repeated. Getting her to explore new activities is a challenge.

Therefore, I was thrilled when after only a suggestion, the photo album creation idea was underway.

Because she was so motivated to complete this project, the results are outstanding. The photos are personal and each show her unique creativity.

A similar project could be completed by children with a wide range of interest areas. If you do or have done something similar, I would love to hear about it.

Here's a list of excellent blog hops to get even more educational activity ideas.


  1. I've kept my kids mostly computer-free so far, but I think this is the year I start giving my oldest some more formal introduction. I could totally see him getting into a project like this.

  2. My kids are older (20, 18, and 12), and they love editing photos on the computer! I need to have them create a photo album. :) Thanks for linking up with us at the Hip Homeschool Hop!


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