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Making Memories: 5 tips for making scrapbooks with kids

Bethanie Owen

13 May 2017

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One thing the kids love doing is being creative. Being in their own little world and using their imaginations to create something unique. We have many pictures and items in a box that both girls have made for us in school and at home. I think it'll be nice to look back on in years to come when they're old enough to look through the box with us too. One of my favourite things to do is making scrapbooks.

If you love being creative and making unique things, scrapbooking is perfect for you. I go into my own little world when it comes down to it. I will be sitting down with the kids soon to start their own scrapbook, and I have many ways to make it fun and unique. Here are just a few things to think about when making a scrapbook with your kids.

Scrapbooks are a great way to help kids capture memories

Let them be creative

Let them use their own imaginations and let them do what they like. You want the book to be theirs and something unique. It'll be a book where they can be in their own little world and show their personalities.

It won't be perfect

They're kids! My middle child seems like colouring things in black - out of all the bright colours there are - she chooses black. But that is her, and I know the scrapbook won't be perfect, and things will be stuck on anywhere and everywhere. But it is theirs, and it'll be perfect for them. Plus, kids do get a little bored, pretty quickly when they have to do things a certain way and be told 'no' a lot, don't they?

Kids will love adding their own text and images to their scrapbook

Take lots of photos

I love taking pictures of the kids. I take a picture every single day and have many photos printed out too. Let them choose what photos they want in their book. Having photos in a scrapbook makes it more personal and more special for when you look back at it in a few years time. 

Be organised

Kids aren't very organised, but you can be. It's always best for your scrapbooking items to be organised in a small cabinet or drawers. This is, so it's easier for you to choose what you want when you're doing your project. 

Photos help to bring scrapbooks to life in years to come

Explain

They won't have a clue what it's all about and why they're doing it, but you could explain to them that it's going to be a special book that they can look back at when they are older like Mummy and Daddy. If you've decided to do a different theme on each page, you could explain to them about the theme so they can be creative on that page. 

Scrapbooks are a great way to store memories

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Bethanie Owen

13 May 2017

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Beth is a Mum of 3 children aged 7, 4 and six months and a UK Family Lifestyle blogger at www.life-as-mum.co.uk.

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