What’s the Project? This fun scrapbook journal is perfect to make with the kids for the summer! It’s a fun way for them to track and remember their summer memories and a great craft to put together.
Happy summer! This project today makes me really happy. It was fun for ME to make and my kids ate it up!
My 10-year-old boy spent over an hour working on his and was just in absolute heaven doing it. It’s a perfect project for summertime because your kids will enjoy making it AND will have a fun way to remember summer! It’s a Paper Bag Scrapbook Journal. It’s so easy to make and turns out so cute!
Paper Bag Scrapbook Journal Tutorial:
I made these scrapbook journals with the girls at church recently (these are a great project for young women activity nights) and when my boys saw them they wanted to try too, so I figured it would be a perfect project for summer! It’s a simple, very easy to make journal that they can stick ticket stubs or pictures, things they collect from the summer in and they can write or put pictures in as well. And seriously-this is easy enough that you can get them started and they can totally finish it themselves!
Here’s how my 10 year old’s turned out:
He is SO proud of it!
- 4-5 brown paper lunch bags
- glue, tape, glue dots, etc.
- scrapbook paper, stickers, crayons, markers, ribbon, buttons, brads, and whatever else you want to embellish with
Grab your brown bags and fold them each in half. Put them all together with the folded side to the left and staple them several times along the edge:
Let the kids decorate!
You can put scrapbook paper inside to create pages:
You can add ribbon to embellish.
You can use the pockets to put keepsakes or pictures in. Just make cute pages that pictures can be added to later:
Just have fun with it! So easy right?!
I hope your kids love this summer scrapbook journal!
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Caramia Sommers says
Life saver! I run a book club for girls. I needed a brown journal to coincide with The Cabin Faced West. Thank you so very much!!!
Hello Amber, i must commend that you’re doing a great job. This is indeed very creative. Thank you for sharing.
I love this idea Amber. Our 5yr old grand-daughter is going into yr 1 in September and is rather nervous about it, so as we have her during the week I thought this was a fab idea for her to do, putting bits in from days out or hand made things etc, she can then if she wants take it in to show and tell her teacher. Thank you I love your ideas your site is my go to for ideas.
it is very cool
This is such a great DIY!!! I did it and it turned out FABULOUS!!!!!
Frances willie says
my niece spends her school holidays with us, I am a mad scrapper with tons of stuff and not enough time, What a fabulous way to put the two together and let her take a keepsake “show and tell” home to share with her mum! Thanks for a great idea getting started today!
Ditto on the buttons for keepsakes love the idea entirely! Especially with Halloween now approaching! It’s a great way my Littles can save their good friends classmates gifts & cards from family 😀 TY
this is a very cute project…. you could probably fold over the open ends and use velcrobuttons to keep them closed so you could put things inside… and it is something kids wo uld actually enjoy making.