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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