I normally think of scrapbooking as an adult hobby. But did you know you can scrapbook with young children? Even if you have never made a scrapbook before, I will provide some easy scrapbooking ideas for kids.
We recently returned from a vacation to Walt Disney World and we took tons of photos. My kids loved looking at all their pictures on the computer, so I thought it would be fun for them to have all the photos in a book where they could look at them and remember their trip.
You will need:
- Small scrapbook or notebook (make sure it’s at least the size of your photos)
- Cardstock in various sizes
- Aleene’s Orginal Tacky Glue, Aleene’s Tacky Tape Runner or other Aleene’s adhesives
- Crayons or markers
I found some wonderful notebooks on clearance at an office supply store and picked up a few for this project. I then printed out some photos of our trip for the kids to place in their scrapbook.
My youngest daughter is 2 so I helped her create her scrapbook. She chose the colors of cardstock she wanted and we used Aleene’s Tacky Tape Runner to stick the cardstock to the paper in her notebook. All she had to do was decide which picture she would use on the page.
Now if you have a 2 year old you know that they would only let you help them for so long. My little one wanted to make her next page all by herself. She squeezed Aleene’s Original Tacky Glue onto her paper and gave her little muscles quite a workout.
After adding her cardstock, she adds her photo.
My four old twins really had a blast creating their scrapbook. One of my daughters doesn’t like getting her hands dirty and Aleene’s Tacky Tape Runner was perfect for her. She could just roll the tape over her paper and stick on her cardstock or photo.
When she was done adding her photos, I gave her some princess stickers that she added to her scrapbook.
There are lots of ways to have a child personalize their scrapbooks. After gluing her photo, my other twin daughter decided to personalize her scrapbook by drawing with her crayons.
I have wanted to start scrapbooking with my kids, but I thought they were too young to do enjoy the activity. But I discovered that if you keep the options simple and provide easy-to-use products like Aleene’s adhesives, kids can make their own scrapbooks that serve as a memento of a trip or event. Our were such big hits, the kids even brought them to preschool for sharing time.
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