Make Your Own Scrapbook
What do you think you will most want to remember about your life today when you are grown-up? What do you think children 100 years from now would be most interested in knowing about you? With these questions in mind, gather materials - photographs, souvenirs, movie ticket stubs, cards, drawings or other crafts you've made, letters (or e-mail printouts!), even your favorite pair of socks - that you would like to preserve in a scrapbook.
Before you actually paste anything into your scrapbook, check with your Mom or Dad to make sure that it is okay to use it.
Your scrapbook could be made from a notebook or photo album, or you could make your own using construction paper. Just make sure that your paper is sturdy, so that you can tape or glue on your objects. Make sure you add labels identifying all of your objects. Write down the names of the people in your photographs and any information you have about the dates of the materials you include. You might even want to briefly describe the people mentioned in your scrapbook. For example, a label for a birthday card might read: "Card given to me by Anne Smith, my best friend, for my 10th birthday." That way you will always know what's what in your scrapbook!
A scrapbook is like a time capsule. Have fun preserving your materials to look at again in the future!back to top