Thursday, February 3, 2011

7 Simple Ways to Scrapbook With Your Child

My eight-year-old daughter has been scrapbooking for most of her life. As a toddler, she sat with me and adhered stickers to paper and learned how to use decorative scissors. By the time she was in preschool, she had her very own scrapbook filled with photos, pretty paper and plenty of stickers. These days, she's busy taking photographs of her friends and family, as well as writing stories about her life. 

The layout at the top of this post is my daughter's most recent scrapbook page. She picked out the color scheme and embellishments, created the peace sign with crayons (a challenge inspired by If It's Groovy) and journaled her memories of the groovy-themed father/daughter dance she attended a few months ago.

I enjoy being able to share my love of scrapbooking with my daughter and happy that my youngest, age two, has taken an interest in the hobby as well.

Here are seven simple ways to scrapbook with your child:

1. Let your child look at scrapbooks and teach him/her how to properly handle the albums.

2. Pass unwanted supplies onto your child. (All kids love stickers!)

3. Share your scrapbooking books and magazines for ideas and inspiration.

4. Go shopping for your child's very own scrapbook and supplies.

5. Choose photographs to scrapbook together or allow your child to be the photographer to capture his/her own memories.

6. Create a routine of writing down memories of family, friends and special events.

7. Set aside time on a regular basis for the both of you to scrapbook together or invite friends over for a mini-crop.

Additional Resources:

Scrapbooking With Your Kids (Leisure Arts #4293) (Creating Keepsakes) 
Scrapbooking With Your Kids (Creating Keepsakes)

Creativity For Kids It's My Life Scrapbook Kit
It's My Life Scrapbook Kit (Creativity for Kids)

My School Memories: A Scrapbooking Kit
My School Memories: A Scrapbook Kit (Scholastic Books)

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  1. Danielle, your daughter did an awesome job with her scrapbook page. She is talented like her mother! How nice it is to be able share this love of scrapbooking together!

  2. This is such a great mother and daughter activity! She did a really great job. :)