In this digital age, keeping and sharing memories have become undeniably simple and hassle-free. Several platforms have lots of free storage to offer. You will just upload a picture or a video to your social media accounts and just wait for your friends and followers to like and react. It is a nice way to share memories, but sometimes you may be looking for something tangible — something that you can touch and easily look at when going online is not possible. You may be looking for a scrapbook. And why not start one?
For many, especially the digital natives, scrapbooking may sound like a lost art already. This is understandable, as many items of memories and posterity can be stored online. If you are looking to have an activity where you can interact with your kid, scrapbooking is one of your best bets. Such an activity requires collaboration, which in turn may result in stronger bonds. On top of that, scrapbooking enhance the creativity of your child, and it challenges their imagination. Here are some of the things you may want to keep in mind:
Pick your pics and other memento
Remember that you are trying to preserve memories. And what better way to do it than including a lot of pictures with your kids? You may create a story through pics, starting from when they were just a baby up to their present age. Do not forget the years when you used to make them wear cute costumes, too. As much as possible, do not include the incriminating and embarrassing ones (unless they want). Do not limit yourself to pictures. Include sentimental items that you have kept, such as candy wrappers, bus tickets, among others.
Let them design
You may already have a design in mind, but you should not always stick to it. Your kid may be some suggestions that may make the scrapbook much more interesting. Do not discount their suggestions. For one, if they want to create doodles, let themdraw.
Get the essentials
Scrapbooking will not be possible without your mini logistics. You ought to collate a few items, which include scissors, variations of tape, glue, art paper, and some magazine clippings that will add texture to your output. To add some nice touch, do not forget trims of ribbon.
Be safe with the equipment
Safety should be your priority. Your kid may be old enough to use scissors, but it pays that you remind them about safety. When they are using glue, see to it that they know how to remove the adhesive when it dries. Let them work under your supervision, and make sure that they listen to your tips.
Scrapbooking is not a lost art. It persists, and it is willing to stay. There will always be people who will always be willing to try it and have fun with it. If you are a parent and you want your kids to have a new hobby, you may want to have them try scrapbooking. It is easy, fun, and it strengthens your bond with them.