#64 Create A Scrapbook

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A great way to spend time with kids is to create a scrapbook together

Create A Scrapbook Together:

What better way to celebrate the time you have already spent together than to capture your memories in a scrapbook. There are different ways that you can do this today weather you choose a more traditional style with a scrapbook album and page protectors, create a smash book that uses more of a journal format, or create a digital scrapbook online, the choice is up to you.

If you have never made a scrapbook before, the idea is to capture memories of the past into a book form of some kind. For my wedding gift to my wife, I gave her a scrapbook, the old-fashioned kind. I had collected restaurant menus, movie tickets, cards we gave each other, and lots of other things and gave them to her in the scrapbook. It is still a very much treasured item in our marriage and family.

WMTDS (What Makes This Date Special):

This date idea is special because it allows the two of you to work together to make something special. In addition to working on a project together, the date will produce something that you will both be able to keep for a very long time. The idea will serve as a reminder of your time together as well as a reminder to your child how important it was for you to spend time with them.

Teachable Moments:

Learning to craft together

Variations:

Not only are there a few different ways to make scrapbooks, the contents of your scrapbook also allow for a lot of choices and variations. You can scrapbook your dates together, of course, but you can also scrapbook things like family vacations, a school year, a trip that you both took together, such as a mission trip. You can get even more creative and scrapbook the activities of every Saturday (or any other day) for an entire year. You can keep the scrapbook for you and your child or create one to give away as a gift.

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A great way to spend time with kids is to create a scrapbook together

Expense:

This idea will probably not be free unless you want to create a digital scrapbook. Any paper form of scrapbook will require materials for you to put it together.

Planning:

You don’t need any preparation, but it helps. You will want to know what type of scrapbook you want to create and what it will be about. Unless you already have the materials, it will be helpful for you to have collected the stuff you need in advance so that you can spend your quality time putting the scrapbook together.

Reference Websites:

Making A Basic Scrapbook Page

How To Scrapbook

Start A Scrapbook

Create Your Own Scrapbook

Getting Started Scrapbooking

Amazon Resources:

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Alternatives:

For a list of other ideas on how to spend one-on-one time with your child, see the full list here.

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