Easy scrap­book­ing crafts to do with your kids.

Simply Her (Singapore) - - Contents - BY AZLINDA SAID

• 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

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