We so often spend our days snapping adorable photos of our kids, but then those mementos end up languishing on our phones and desktops. How about using them to create a physical keepsake instead? Scrapbooking is a great way to treasure these times with your family and it’s also the perfect craft activity for kids to get involved with as it is relatively inexpensive, easy to pull off and brings out the artist in everyone.
The best thing about scrapbooking is that nothing has to look perfect. In fact, the messier and the more abstract, random and creative - the better. No two scrapbooks will look the same. Some may be full of photos, while others may be covered in drawings and scribbles and newspaper cuttings. Either way, they all work.
You may want your scrapbook to look “perfect” but, depending on the age of your kids, they’re likely to want to draw everything, everywhere. You don’t need to go crazy with different materials, tape, fabric and glitter for a good scrapbooking session. Having basic supplies like paper, felt, tacky glue and glue sticks are a great way to encourage creativity.
Don’t worry if you’re starting scrapbooking for the first time and feel slightly uninspired. There’s plenty of ideas for ways to get crafty on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest. So get on Instagram and get searching for scrapbook Inspiration.
Here at Little Secrets we also offer a unique, handmade, personalised and special range of scrapbooks to get you and your kids started. Just click here.