Hi everyone! I am so happy to be back posting on the blog! I thought that I´d share a few tricks to scrap with your kids that are about to be teenagers. Sometimes it is so hard to believe that I have a child that will be a teenager next year. But on the bright side I have raised a wonderful person and that she enjoys memory keeping is just icing on the cake :) I like to incorporate her words, photos etc. on page especially those of herself. And even though these pages are not exactly like ones I make typically, I love that we have made them together in a way!
Now, even though if your tweenie might not enjoy the scrapbooking process as much as mine, there are a few tricks to get them involved on a page or two.
Trick #1 Use Their Photos
Ask them if you can borrow their memorycard from their camera or cellphone to download any photos they might have taken during their day. If they don´t have their own, maybe you can let them use your point and shoot for a day to see the world through their eyes. Print a few of them (if they are of poor quality use a mosaic tool for example on picnik.com or bighugelabs.com) and make a page titled "Through a tweenies eyes" or something like that!
Trick #2 They Can Journal
Ok, I get that it could be tricky to get your kid to do some in depth journaling, but give them some guidance. Say to them, I am doing to scrapbook these photos, what do you remember from that day/event? Or tell them that you would like them to write something and ask them to be sure to include where the photos were taken, who was there, what they did, how that felt, etc. I thought of one more: ask them to email you! Ask them to write as if they were writing a postcard or in a journal.
Trick #3 Interview
The third way to scrap with your older child is to interview them. Now, this can go several ways; 1. you ask them questions about themselves or 2. ask them questions about you or someone else.
I gave my daughter a few "favourites" questions during a long car ride and it was quickly done!
I´ll see you later this summer! Happy scrapping!
Ps. Here are a few more layouts that I shared on my blog about collaboration on scrapbook layouts!