Are you thinking about doing some scrapbooking activities with your kids? Check out the info on this page for some really great scrapbooking ideas to get you started.
Scrapbooking is a wonderful way to preserve your memories! Scrapbooking can transform your photographs into a story that is as original as you and your family are.
People have been scrapbooking for decades, but its popularity has really taken off in the last decade or so. Scrapbooking is a wonderful way to display anyone's creativity, including your kids. Kids can really get into this scrapbooking stuff!
Scrapbooking is a great hobby for pre-teens and teens to pick up. However, you can get the little ones started, too.
Some Common Scrapbooking Themes
- School Plays
- Childhood Days
- First Day of School
- School Trips
- Talent Shows
- Boy Scouts
- Girl Scouts
- Summer Break
- Spring Break
- Family Gatherings
- Family Cookbooks
There are so many events that take place in a young person's life that will never come again, so I suggest to anyone with children to help your child get a scrapbook started!
Scrapbooking can get expensive. There's all kinds of paper, albums, scissors, stickers, film and photo processing that can really add up fast. However, if it keeps your kids occupied, then it may be well worth any amount of money.
Going out to buy your scrapbooking supplies makes a great family outing. Allow your children to make their own selections - but be on hand for guidance!
Here's my suggestion for a basic supply list...
- One album to start with. You can always buy more at a later date.
Cardstocks and alphabet stickers
Die-cuts and cut-outs connected to your child's theme
Cutting scissors with a fancy edge(like Fiskars)
Embellishments, including tags, buttons, adhesive tiles, etc.
A selection of papers
Any other items you and your child desire
Scrapbooking for Beginners
Simple page layouts are far better for beginners! Try these simple suggestions for putting together a basic scrapbooking page layout.
- Choose 1 or 2 pictures for your page.
- Choose 2 or 3 colors of scrapbooking paper that complement and match both your photos and each other.
- Use elements that balance each other to plan your page.
- Give your page a title.
- Remove unwanted backgrounds and extra space from your photographs.
- Make photo mats and select your embellishments.
- Stick your photos and accents to your page using a suitable adhesive.
- Make sure you leave some space for journaling.
- Add your journaling, by recording feelings and telling your personal story.
Kid Scrapbooking Projects
Not sure what you kind of page you should start with? Here are a few ideas for specific scrapbooking projects for you and your child to work on.
Make an Age Page
An Age Page is a page within a Scrapbook that celebrates who the child is at that point in time. If you help your child make an Age Page to add to their Scrapbook - it becomes an annual activity that grows with the child!
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Start a Cookbook Scrapbook
This project makes a great gift! Recipe scrapbooks are becoming increasingly popular with scrapbookers everywhere!
When planning your scrapbook of family recipes, it's a good idea to first decide upon the types of recipes you wish to include. Next, pick different categories of food and finally begin to ask your family members to share their recipes!
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What About a Preschool Scrapbook?
Preschool Scrapbooks - when children see their parents or older siblings working on scrapbooks, naturally they may wish to help. This preschool scrapbook will allow your 2 - 4 year old get involved in scrapbooking.
A parent can make a scrapbook that their children can decorate without wasting expensive supplies used in heirloom scrapbooks.
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Could you use some scrapbooking Tips?
If you are new to scrapbooking, or if you just see the wisdom in sharing in the knowledge and experience of others, check out my page of scrapbooking tips.
You can make use of the tips on the page, or you can add your own for the benefit of other visitors to the site!
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