I’ve been searching for a way to easily illustrate a book for kids about their ancestors. I would love to have several ancestor story books that I can read to my children at Family Home Evening, bedtime, and anytime they have questions about their ancestors.
It would be great to use actual photographs, but what if you don’t have any? Here’s one solution: www.storyboardthat.com! It’s a simple way to make characters and customize them with different poses, clothing, skin,eye, and hair color.
I used StoryboardThat.com this week to make simple scenes and characters wearing clothing that represent the time period they lived in. I added a box with the year and place they lived.
For the basic plan of $9.95 per month, I was able to download high quality images of each page and make them into a book.
I used Shutterfly to make the book. (This is an affiliate link. If you click the link and make a purchase, we receive a small commission but it doesn’t change the price of the item).
Using “family memories” theme on Shutterfly, it was easy to drop in the images from StoryBoard that with a little summary of the life of the person.
I didn’t have a lot of stories about the ancestors I was featuring, just some dates and places. I added in a sentence here and there about what major events they lived through, like, “when Virginia grew up, the United States joined World War II.”
I chose the 8×8 book for this particular project. I’ll post again when the book arrives!