Thanks for the Memories
By Elizabeth Carey, www.ballooningnesteggs.com
During a family reunion, wedding, birthday, or another big event, save a grab-bag of mementos, such as tickets, invitations, ribbon. At home, print out photos from the occasion. With your niece or nephew, make a paper-bag scrapbook, and send it as a “thank you” to the host or as a gift to the guest of honor (e.g., to Grandma if she was celebrating her 80th birthday). To make the scrapbook, follow these instructions from Christine Hicks, a fifth grade teacher at Jamesville Elementary School in Jamesville, NY.
2 paper bags, any size (2 paper bags makes 8 pages with 4 pockets; you can use 3 bags to make 12 pages with 6 pockets)
16 inches of ribbon
Glue, Sticky Tack
1. With each paper bag folded flat, lift the bottom flap, and cut straight across the bag. Repeat for each bag.
2. Fold each bag in half; stack on top of each other.
3. With the hold punch, punch 3 holes evenly spaced on the left side of the book.
4. Cut the ribbon into three even pieces. Thread through holes and secure with a knot.
Photo: Kittikun Atsawintarangkul
Published: November 27, 2012