Scrapbooking is a fun and creative way to preserve and display your photo collection, and that is why it has grown into a very popular hobby. Scrapbooking adds more interest to your photos then just displaying them in a photo album. With a variety of paper, stickers and other embellishments you are able to choose just what you need to customize your scrapbook to beautifully showcase your photos. Scrapbooking is also a creative and fun activity your entire family can enjoy together. Here are a couple easy scrapbook project ideas to help you involve your entire family in the fun of scrapbooking.
Scrapbook Picture Frames
When you think of scrapbook pages, you probably think of them displayed in an album, but thats not the only way to display your creative scrapbook pages. They can also be displayed in picture frames. The great thing about this type of display is that you can have an ever-changing photo display of your favorite scrapbook pages. When you are finished displaying one page, just tuck it back into your album and choose another page.
Start your family scrapbook project by letting each person choose the photos they want, then give everyone a piece of scrapbook cardstock to use as a base for their page. An assortment of scrapbook paper, stickers, colored pens, other fun embellishments and adhesives will allow each family member to personalize their page. Be sure to have safety scissors available for younger children to use. They may also have a lot of fun using scissors that make decorative cut edges. You can find scissors with zigzag or curved edges for a fun way to crop a photo to fit your page. If you have taken the photos with a film camera, you may want to scan and print copies of the pictures your children use so they arent cutting the originals. Each page should have a theme that ties all the photos together. Some examples are a family holiday or special event, a vacation trip or a special family pet. Children especially like to see their artistic projects displayed so be sure to display their pages in a fun scrapbook picture frame.
If you and your family enjoy scrapbooking, it can be a great activity to do together. You can schedule a family scrapbook day each month or a crop night a few times a month and have fun working on your individual scrapbook albums. Each family member is free to design, decorate and work on their own individual scrapbook album while sharing ideas and having fun together as a family. Each family member can work at their own pace and can create as many scrapbook pages as they wish. More elaborate pages take more time so one family member may create many simple pages while another works on one intricate page the entire time or over several gatherings. The most important part of family scrapbook projects is the fun time spent together as a family. The time the whole family shares together creating scrapbook pages could turn out to be one of your familys most favorite family-time activities.
Creating scrapbook pages of photos you have taken yourself is a great way to learn how important and fun it can be to take a lot of photos. Having many photos from which to choose gives you options for picking just the right look for your scrapbook page.
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