Scrapbook for Kids - a Fun Activity

By: Ron King

Mementos including cards, photos and other paper materials can now be simply turned into scrapbooks, which are a original and fun method to display your family memories. For kids, scrapbooking is a wonderful way to combine many facets of graphic arts. In this article we will explain how to design a scrapbook for kids, creating projects that will turn crafts into delightful memories!

Scrapbooking is amonst the most entertaining and enjoyable ways of keeping memories safe and meaningful to view. By collecting and keeping bits and pieces of memories as one, anybody can create and tell a story. For kids, scrapbooking is a learning experience, educating them the values of resourcefulness, inspiration, patience, and perseverance.

Scrapbooking is a fun activity you can work on with your children. It can also be a project they can enjoy with their playmates and friends. Before you get started teaching your kids the beauty of scrapbooking, there are some things you need to consider.

The first idea to consider is their interest in the arts. If your child is drawn to the arts and collecting keepsakes to create a new work of art, then she or he will gravitate toward the activity. They have already shown the drive and the creativity needed to create their masterpiece.

If your child is not yet drawn to arts and crafts, it doesn't mean they cannot learn about scrapbooking. As a matter of fact, this is the right time to introduce them into this exciting and enjoyable activity.

Apart from your child's interest in arts and crafts, another thing you need to consider is the availability of space where your kids can set up their workspace. Because scrapbooking requires a lot of materials, you will need a space big enough for them to spread out and arrange the materials for creating the scrapbook. It is advisable that you provide a space where kids can work on their scrapbooks and a place where they can organize their supplies. If you plan to teach your kids scrapbooking, invest in boxes, bins, file folders or other storage systems to keep different items apart from one another.

Next, you need to think about the amount of materials your child will need. As you are about to teach them basic scrapbooking, you can use materials from around your home. Here's a basic list of the materials and supplies your children will need: paper or scrapbook paper, pens and colored pencils, photos, tools such as scissors and stickers. Other items can include albums and scrapbooking magazines for ideas. If you work on a scrapbook for kids, you will need to help your children create an overall theme for the scrapbook or just focus on individual pages, such as a birthday page.

Here are a few cost saving tips for parents who wish to teach their children scrapbooking, but choose not to purchase costly scrapbooking supplies and materials:

1. Collect old pictures and your youngsters cut out the photos you no longer need.

2. Whenever you go to the photo lab, ask for the double prints and permit your children experiment with the second print.

3. After finishing a specific project, make sure that you put the leftovers and unused scraps in a container so the kids can enjoy it for another scrapbooking session.

4. Look through your office supplies and magazines and let your kids use any items you are no longer involved in.

5. Help your kids form their thoughts and visual themes before gluing down any materials to the scrapbook paper. Be sure to help them decide the correct order for gluing, so that items are displayed correctly.


When working on a scrapbook for kids, remember that part of your job will be to provide the organization necessary for kids to select the images and materials they wish to use. Children scrapbooking projects are for kids of any age. Simply use materials that are age-appropriate. A photo from school, treasured pictures and even greeting cards can be transformed into collages that will speak volumes for years to come.

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