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Kids can capture their favorite memories in a custom scrapbook. It's easy to turn a traditional scrapbook into a sweet showcase -- just remember to let them get creative with their collections.
Put together a scrapbook on the road with loose-leaf rings, and make the drive as much fun as the destination. Bring some supplies, such as a hole punch, along for the ride. Kids can draw vehicles they see on plain tags with prepunched holes and record the day's highlights on postcards from every stop, creating picture-perfect pages. Or tuck souvenirs from a multicity trip into envelopes color-coded by town: Have your child mark each city with a sticker on a map, and add a matching sticker to the envelope.
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Books Within a Book
Kids can create small albums for their scrapbook, each with a story to tell -- the ones here are devoted to family and summer friends. Stiff paper covers along with paper spines and corners give them a fancy hardcover feel. The book on top has a closure made with a paper fastener and string.
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Collections are easy to enjoy and store when they're glued to folded pages in a box. Accordion-fold a strip of paper, and glue the first and last pages to the inside of the box's lid and bottom. Keep some pages empty so the collection can grow.
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A travel scrapbook can showcase photographs from a recent trip as well as printed ephemera gathered along the way, such as business cards, cafe napkins, and sightseeing scraps.
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Summer is a perfect time to organize -- and proudly display -- the steady stream of photographs, artwork, awards, and other keepsakes that accrue during a child's school years.
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Have kids fill a box with birthday mementos to savor a special birthday.
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These envelope books keep coins, stamps, and other small collections in order, and they expand easily.
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