I have had a lot of fun scrapbooking with kids. It is the perfect party activity and everyone goes home with a very special keepsake that they will treasure for years to come.
There are a number of ways you can tackle an activity like this. If you are working with young children ages 6-10 you might find it best to pre-assemble little books where they can just add photos and stickers to each page.
If you have children that are a little older they might enjoy designing their own scrapbook pages. These children will enjoy not only using colored and patterned papers, but they will also love using clear rubber stamps, tags, glitter, brads, eyelets and ribbon. You might choose to teach them specific techniques such as embossing or how to use double sided tape. Either way they will LOVE creating and designing their own party pages.
A scrapbook party can be designed to build a book for the birthday girl or to give each party guest a take home memorabilia. If you choose to build a birthday book for the birthday girl, have each guest bring a picture of herself or take pictures of each guest and the birthday girl individually and let them scrapbook those pictures. Encourage them to journal some of their favorite things about or memories with the birthday girl. This will build a book for the birthday child that will be uniquely personal and remembered.
Scrapbooking is not only great for kids but it is great for you to – so next time YOU have a birthday, throw yourself a party and invite your friends to come and spend some time scrapbooking with you!!!