Scrapbooking for younger children
What kid doesn’t like cutting up paper, peeling off stickers, or drawing pictures? Try channeling some of that creative energy into scrapbooking.
Scrapbooking is a great way to spend time with your children, share your favorite hobby, and reinforce skills learned in school without them realising it. Younger children like to see results quickly.
Instead of having them scrapbook about their year, break it down into smaller chapters of their life such as:
Have your child create a scrapbook showing his/her loved ones.
Compile an album showcasing their favorite things at this time in their life.
Make an album that also teaches. Include a page on your telephone number, address, points of interest in your town and some state facts.
first tooth lost, first time riding a bike, first time playing a new sport etc.
Let your child pick which pictures they would like to use. Pre-cut paper and embellishments if necessary. If your child is too young or has difficulty cutting complicated items, do it for them ahead of time.
Let your child make some decisions. Have them choose colour schemes, what embellishment they would like to use, and whether or not to mat a photo. It can be overwhelming to a child if you let them pick from your entire scrapbooking collection. Set out a couple of embellishments and paper choices that work well with the photos or theme and let them choose.