Scrapbooking is a great way to recreate and remember memories that isn’t exclusively owned by ‘Pinterest worthy’ crafters. To inspire your kids to sit down at a table after a day of fun (and potentially chaos) and use their creativity, why not try scrapbooking with them?
All the tools you need to get started with scrapbooking you can probably find around the house. Just pick up a scrapbook, we love our Kraft range because you can also decorate the front! Then gather together some colouring pencils and pens, a variety of papers, some scissors, glue and washi tape and chuck it all down on the table.
SCRAPBOOKING FOR KIDS
Ask your child to introduce themselves! Dig out a few real-life photos of them throughout their life so far to stick down. It will be a lovely thing to look back on in years to come.
After they’ve introduced themselves loud and proud, there are 101 things your kids might want to scrapbook about, so grab some coloured tapes, glue, pens, highlighters and let their imagination run wild! A few scrapbook ideas we tried were…
Colouring in cards and sticking them in as positive quotes.
If you’re planning some fun-filled activity days for half term, collect some things on your day out and you can use them in the scrapbook to add texture and interest! If you have a Polaroid or instant printing camera you can use the photos from your day of fun as well. Using envelopes as scrapbook pockets is a really easy way to keep / hide things. Upgrading your normal sticky tape to washi tape is the best way to keep the scrapbook decorative when sticking things down!
Something you could do at the start of half term could be a ‘bucket list’ of things your child wants to do that week. If they write each thing in a piece of paper, a post-it note or a tag they can put their ideas in the envelope and pull one out a day.
Postcards are a fun (and affordable) way to add interest to your child’s scrapbook and inspire them to draw and colour in the page.
Hopefully, our scrapbooking guide for kids has helped and you’ve found some inspiration for things to do with your little rascals on a rainy February day! Don’t forget to show us if you start scrapbooking with your kids by using the #frompaperchase