Scrapbooking: Things I Like

By Gladys Hedaya
Alphabet Kids Scrapbooking Expert

 
This is a great project to do at the start of every New Year to document past year and see the changes in the child's perspective with their likes and dislikes. 
 
Hand over the camera to your kids! 
You will be able to see your child's unique perspective through the lens.
Kids also have opportunity to be aware of their likes and document how that changes yearly, taking ownership of the project knowing that they created it from start to finish, every step of the way.
 
 
 
 
Some ideas to have children snap a photo of are:
 
  • Favorite food
  • Favorite clothing item
  • Favorite book
  • Their room
  • Favorite toys
  • Favorite hobby (or hobbies)
     
 
 
 
Supplies: 
 
  1. Camera
  2. Three 8.5x11 sheets of cardstock
  3. Two 12x12 sheets of cardstock color of your choice. 
  4. Scissors
  5. Glue stick
  6. Letter stickers
 
January Creative Project pdf (click here to download the attachment)
 
 
Steps:
 
  1. Share the suggestions with your child, let them decide their favorites and gather the items.
  2. Show your child how to wrap camera strap on wrist to prevent them from dropping the camera
  3. Have child snap photos.
  4. Print Photos, allow your child to see the printing process either in a store or on your home printer to allow them to be part of every step of the project
  5. Print January Project pdf on white cardstock
  6. Ask your child to sign his/her name on the printed film strip from PDF
  7. Help your child to safely cut out the pieces from the PDF
  8. Assemble the MY FAVORITES: 2011 page: Adhere photos at one side of the white sheets of cardstock
  9. Adhere subtitle strips on sides of photos
  10. Adhere white cardstock onto 12x12 papers
  11. Create title with stickers

 

 

OPTION: If you don't have access to a camera or a printer, have your child cut pictures out of a magazine or catalogue. Or, get them to draw!

 
However you make this project, you will end up with a creative display of your child's life and the era they grew up in. Cherish forever!