Scrapbooking Your Children’s Memories, Papers and Drawings

guest post by Wendy (former Mom Spark writer) www.Wesnlani.com

I love looking for fun and creative ways to display my children’s artwork, writing, and funny things they say. Suzanne posted about a collage that she created with her son’s artwork using Snapfish. I often use these items in my scrapbooks. Here are a few examples. If you would like to see a larger version of the pages just click and you will be sent to my Flickr page.

1. Take a photo of your children with their artwork.
Wesley was 5 in this photo and had drawn a dinosaur on his little magna doodle. I snapped a photo before he erased it.

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2. Use hand prints as embellishments.
I was constantly receiving projects with Wesley’s hand prints when he was in preschool. I saved a few of my favorites, cut them out, and used them on different pages.

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3. Use the silly things kids say as a title or for journaling.
While on this boardwalk in Massachusetts Wesley stopped at EVERY hole and asked the same thing; “A monster in the hole, Mama?”. I definitely made sure to add that to the page. On the birthday page I asked him what it meant to be “4” and journaled his answers.

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4.Take a photo of them making a special project holiday project.
I just love looking back on Wesley’s letters to Santa. Instead of keeping it folded up in a box I added it to my scrapbook.

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5. Use something fun that your child made to prepare for a vacation or other important event.
When we were planning a trip to Florida we made a countdown calendar for Wesley. I made it on a 12×12 piece of card stock knowing that I would add it to our Disney scrapbook.

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Amy Bellgardt

AMY BELLGARDT is a wife and mom of two boys, as well as founder and lead blogger at Mom Spark. Amy also manages Mom Spark Media, a social media marketing firm.

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8 Responses to “Scrapbooking Your Children’s Memories, Papers and Drawings”

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    Tiff — April 13, 2009 at 6:42 pm

    THose are such neat ideas! Thanks for sharing them!

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    Booklet Printing | CatalogPrintingExperts.com — April 16, 2009 at 5:21 am

    Cool! Thanks for sharing this!

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    Deb — August 20, 2009 at 6:48 pm

    Awesome! Love your blog!

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    Beth — July 16, 2010 at 12:13 pm

    I love these ideas. A great one that I have used is taking photos of the art work and then having them printed to photos and saving them in files. That way you aren’t constantly saving every little piece of artwork your child has created.

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