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Creating Memorable School Scrapbooking Pages

Feb 26, 2008
If you want to help your child preserve his or her memories from school, there is probably no better way than with a school scrapbook album. You can save their mementos, photos and examples of their school work in a beautiful and personal album. Consider these hints and tips on how to create some stunning school scrapbooking pages.

Be Selective With What You Preserve

There is no limit to what you can keep in a scrapbook, but don't make the mistake of thinking that you should keep everything either. Every report card, every good test, all of these things can be exhaustive. So when assembling your school scrapbooking pages, be selective and choose the items that have the most importance to you and your child.

You may want remember your child's large pieces of art work or science projects. One way to do this on school scrapbooking pages is to take a photo of your child with the project. You also can scan large art projects into your computer. Then use a software program to size the picture and print out a copy for your school album.

School Scrapbooking Pages Start With the Focal Point

The focal point of any school scrapbooking page can be a photo or anything else that you consider a memento or keepsake. For example, the sheet music from your child's recital or the program from the play they were in can also be good focal points. Of course it's a good idea to add photos from these events as well, but sometimes photos can be used as accents or embellishments rather than only as the focal point.

Give the School Album a Unifying Theme

One good idea for school scrapbooking pages is to incorporate a theme or common element on each page. This ties all of the pages together. It may be the school colors or the school mascot. For example, if the school colors were navy blue and white, you can use these as the major colors for each of your school scrapbooking pages. Or maybe you can use the school mascot or animal that the teams were named after as one type of embellishment on each page. For example, if the school team was the Lions, then you could have a lion of one type or another on each page.

Interview Your Child Each Year

Your child's feelings and memories are an important part of a school album. You aren't likely to get much information from your child about his or her memories of first grade unless you ask specific questions. Create a questionnaire for your child to note his best friend, favorite subject, best memory of first grade, favorite lunch, most memorable field trip or any other questions you want to put into the scrapbook album. Be sure to ask these questions every year while the memories are fresh in your child's mind.

Get the Kids Involved

Your kids may not be as enthused as you are about their school scrapbooking pages, but it is a good idea to at least make them feel as if their feedback is welcome. Have them pick and choose what items are important to them and that they want included. They may not spend their weekends with you actually putting together those school scrapbooking pages, but at least you know they have made themselves a part of it in some way.
About the Author
Christine Perry invites you to her website, http://www.intoscrapbooking.com for more scrapbooking ideas. Should You Join a Monthly Scrapbooking Kits Club?
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