Congratulations! You’ve done the impossible and survived your baby’s first year. After blowing out the candles and smashing the cake, commemorate this momentous occasion with an awesome DIY art project to adorn your walls made by your one and only little artist.

Template Zoo

Photo: Sarah Jane Studios

Kick your little one's scribbles up a notch with animal templates from Sarah Jane Studios. Let your newly minted one-year-old go to town on blank pieces of paper with crayons or paint, then use the templates to mask out the best parts. Pop the finished products in frames and ta-da! Instant art gallery. Sweet in a nursery but sophisticated enough for the rest of your home, too.


Did you make a special piece of art to commemorate your child’s first birthday? Share the details with us in the comments!

-Julia Garza