I made a sturdy little photo album for my daughter’s first birthday by mounting photographs on cardboard, covering them in clear Con-Tact paper, then punching holes in the edges and putting them on metal rings so she could turn the pages.
She really enjoys flipping through the album and pointing out friends and family members. Apparently it wasn’t sturdy enough, though, because by 16 months she has loved it to shreds. Tonight I made version 2.0–I mounted the photos on card stock and laminated them. This iteration feels a lot more burly, so I’m hoping it lasts.