Last week I shared about our summer passport for documenting all of our summer fun and today I have a great way to keep track of all your summer memorabilia.
This is the kind of activity that you can make with whatever you have on hand– I made mine with a cereal box and some scrapbook paper but you could also use a shoe box and wrapping paper, for example, if that’s what you have.
The simple idea is a box where your kids can store their collected summer finds– a few shells, leaves, ticket stubs, fishing line, photos, postcards– the possibilities are endless.
At the end of the summer, I think our kids will enjoy looking back through their passport and in their suitcase, remembering all the fun their summer encompassed.
Read on for some photos of how Gigi’s suitcase turned out.
I took some step-by-step photos of how my friend Annie and I made our suitcases by taking a cereal box and re-folding.
We simply stapled it in place and secured it with duck tape and clear packing tape. I used the handle from a cardboard drink holder for the suitcase handle for Gigi’s. I decorated it with scrapbook paper and Gigi added some stickers.
On the inside, Annie had the great idea of including a map of California, to show where we live and where we traveled this summer. And I used a stick-on circle of velcro to keep the suitcase closed.
It came out so cute! I can’t wait to see what summer “souvenirs” she fills it up with.
Are your kids collectors? How do they store their treasures?