LET’S GET SCRAPPING!
Easy scrapbooking crafts to do with your kids.
• A WALK DOWN MEMORY LANE If your husband’s birthday or your wedding anniversary is around the corner, get your child to pitch in and make a memory scrapbook of photos from your dating days.
Decorate the scrapbook with old accessories like earrings, necklaces or brooches – use them as they are or dig out the stones and glue them to the page. Better yet, if you still have the accessories pictured in the old photos, throw them in as well!
• MY FAVOURITE RECIPES If you love to cook and want to pass on family recipes to your kids, create a recipe scrapbook. Take snapshots of your dishes, list the steps and print them out.
Jazz up the pages with food stickers or small food toys like mini hamburgers. Add photos of loved ones who enjoy your cooking – also get them to write on sticky notes why they love your food, then paste them on the pages. From there, just keep adding new recipes as you go along. • GOING ON A TRIP On your next family holiday, collect little mementos. Buy a keychain with the name of the place you were at, or bring back a pen from the hotel. Maybe you loved the food at a restaurant – snag a name card or take home your soiled paper napkin.
Together with pictures of the trip, these items serve as holiday souvenirs – but caption each memento so you won’t forget what it represents. Put them in a scrapbook and frame it – it’s a meaningful decoration for your home. • NATURE LOVERS If your kids love the outdoors, they’ll love this idea. Get them to pick up interesting leaves or flowers and snap photos of insects, birds or breathtaking scenery. Print the photos and keep them in a scrapbook, along with the items they’ve picked up.
Write down your thoughts about these precious moments for a more personal touch – how did you feel when you reached the top of the hill you were climbing, for example?
OUR EXPERT: Marina Chong, founder of Art Sense Studio