My niece Madison asked me to do a birthday party for her two months ago. And of course my immediate response was YES! I asked what she would like to make and she indicated to me that she wanted a scrapbook of herself and have her friends do the same thing. I was taken by her response because she actually knew what she wanted to do. Talk about growing up.
So off I went to do some thinking … now you are talking about teaching ages 4 to 5 year old little girls … how hard can that be right??? Well, if you have read my profile, I have two teenager boys. My boys don’t like making scrapbooks … they just like to look at them. It took me awhile … I had to ask myself:
- what is easy and not so complicated scrapbook?
- how do I keep them entertained?
- how long will it take before they get bored?
Plus, my sister’s/Madison’s asked me to make a sample for them for their approval. So, this is what I came up with is a Brown Paper Bag Album. I created this album by using 3 brown bags , folded in half and stapled together and added a cover. Very inexpensive to make, just add decorative designer papers and stickers and you got yourself a mini album. The pictures below will tell you how much they enjoyed it. Some brought pictures to add to their album. It was a good thing that I brought some my punches and decorative scissors which made their scrapbook more interesting.