A scrapbook can be a great way to remember all of the fun times you’ve had through the spring break vacation. With the photos you’ve taken, small items you’ve collected and a little bit of creativity, you can make a personalized collection to display to your friends and family for years to come.
When creating a scrapbook for your spring break photos, one of the main concerns is preserving the photos so that they don’t deteriorate over time. Have your photos printed professionally or if you’re printing them at home, invest in good quality, acid free paper.
Decide whether you want a simple picture book with sheaths to hold the photos or something a little more creative where you can cut and arrange the photos, hold small items you’ve collected, add decorative paper to the pages, and use themed stickers or colorful pens to tell the story of your spring break.
All of the supplies you need can be found at your local arts and crafts store like Michael’s or JoAnn’s, although you can find some simple supplies at a general store like Walmart or Kmart. The arts and crafts stores carry everything you will need for your spring break scrapbook: all different styles and sizes of scrapbooks, scissors with many cutting designs you can use on your photos and papers, many types of colored, patterned, and textured papers, colored pens, themed stickers, and either tape or photo corner holders that are acid free to secure your photos to the page.
Stickers and colorful writing can be a great addition to add life to your scrapbook pages. The stickers usually come in themes ranging from beach items, animals, funny words, stick people, or smiley faces. The pens available come in all different colors and there are even neon and glitter writing pens.
When putting together your scrap book, choose your best photos of what you want to convey to include. Consider getting photos from your friends that you like to add to your collection. Decide what kind of arrangement you want for your photos. Do you want them chronologically ordered or do you want them grouped by each event you attended for spring break?
Use the colored paper as a base for each page by gluing it with a regular glue stick and then start arranging your photos. Sometimes it helps to lay out your photos on the floor or a large table in groups of what you want on each page before you begin securing them in the album. After deciding which photos you want together, use either the acid free tape or photo corner holders to attach them to each page of your scrapbook.
Finish your spring break vacation scrapbook by using the stickers or special pens to add a storyline, captions, and life to the pages. Don’t go overboard on the embellishments, but add a few things to each page to move the ‘spring break story’ along as someone enjoys your scrapbook.
Most of all have fun with your scrapbook and be creative in the materials and arrangements you use. It should be a reflection of yourself and the fun times you had during your vacation. Share your spring break scrapbook with your family and friends, and enjoy cherishing the memories you’ll have preserved forever in your fun, creative, and protective scrapbook.