scrapbooking for kids

How to – Scrapbooking for kids

Why Scrapbook?

I absolutely love taking photos. I’m the first to admit that I do go a little mad taking hundreds of photos, I just don’t want to miss a thing and remember every single minute. I want to capture every milestone, every trip, day out or funny moment. It’s surprising how much you do actually forget. This is why I want to talk about Scrapbooking for kids. It’s not only a great way to document your adventures but it is a brilliant way of getting your little ones involved with crafts too. Scrapbooking for kids is a great way to get your kids into crafting.

Complete guide to getting started with Scrapbooking for Kids, a great craft for your children to learn and document their memories

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So once the photos have been taken, they are no good to anyone stuck on your phone or a portable hard drive! I actually want my daughter to see and look back on all those wonderful moments too. So each month I go through my photos and print a bunch of my favourites. I use two mobile apps that print your pics for free and you just pay for delivery. Each month you get a renewable allowance. I’m sure there are others on the market but these are the ones I use:

Snapfish –  you get 50 free 6×4 free prints each month. Delivery is £2.99.

FreePrints – you get 45 free 6×4 free prints to use each month. Delivery is £3.99.

So once you’ve got packets of photos arriving through the door, what next? I really wanted to involve my daughter so thought Scrapbooking would be perfect. Rather than display them in a boring photo album, I thought a scrapbook decorated by her own fair hand with added notes and captions, would be so much more personal.


Where to buy Scrapbooking Supplies

We have an abundance of shops that stock really cheap craft items. Most supermarkets have a craft aisle now and pound shops have a great range of craft and Scrapbooking products. Every time I pop into a pound shop I buy a couple of packs of stickers or embellishments. That means I can add to our ‘stash’ without paying out huge amounts all in one go. Hobby craft also has a great range of paper crafting and scrapbooking supplies.

Selection of stickers - Scrapbooking for kids
What you need

Well, when you’re Scrapbooking for kids it’s best not to make it too complicated for the younger ones. We started Eden’s scrapbook when she was just two years old. We kept to using just stickers so she could stick them in by herself quite easily, rather than making a gluey mess!

First off you need a scrapbook album, anything between 8 to 12 inches is perfect. Thicker card pages are recommend rather than paper, but it’s your scrap book so your choice. The one we use was £1 from a pound shop and about 10 inches square. It also has a nice ribbon to tie the book close. This is a great scrapbook choice available from Amazon.

You’ll also need a pen to write what the page is about, a glue stick to glue in your photos or a tape roller which is much less messy. You also need some packs of stickers or embellishments to decorate the pages. I often save tickets and stickers from our days out and stick them in too.

Scrapbooking for kids what you need
Decorating your pages

Initially the control freak in me wanted to step in, takeover and make it ‘perfect’, especially when Eden was so small! I had to fight against my instincts and just let Eden be creative, in the end, this is what makes them perfect. On each page, Eden selects which photos she wants to use, sticks them in and chooses her decorations. Eden is now old enough to write her own journaling inside, it doesnt have to be very long, but maybe a few words about the photos and what that memory meant to her. It is so lovely to look back on.

Scrapbooking for kids Eden sticking

Scrapbooking for kids Eden creating page

Scrapbooking for kids

Scrapbooking for kids Eden with finished page

Some pages are of course more beautiful than others but each one is created with love. I treasure Eden’s scrapbooks and it’s something that Eden loves to do, she regularly asks ‘Mummy can we do some Scrapbooking today?’. I’m only too happy to oblige, I look forward to looking through them all in years to come and treasuring every captured moment together.

A great way to create pages and combine images is Adobe’s free combine images tool, with options to add text and embellishments, this is a great and fun way to make your images even more fun and interesting, you could then print them out and stick them in right away!

Here are some of Eden’s wonderful creations:

Scrapbooking for kids selection of pages
Scrapbooking for kids scrapbook page

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