Thursday, April 7, 2011

Kids & Scrapbooking

Yesterday I began my first of six (6) one hour scrapbook classes for my girls’ elementary school’s After School Activities program.  Let me preface by saying “what a great group of girls”!  It is so easy to want to go above and beyond-especially since there is so much to learn.  I decided to go a different route this time.  Instead of taking on a big group of kids, stressing out over the prep, struggling to complete the planned project in the one hour window, and charging parents a boat load of money, here is it what I did:

  • Offered the class to a small group of girls in 2nd and 3rd grade
  • Designed a project using 6”x6” papers instead of the big 12”x12” (which can become overwhelming to young ones just starting out)
  • Designed a project using some fun yet easy techniques that will add something special to their work 
  • Focus is on journaling and “telling” the story behind the pictures
  • Offered the opportunity for the girls to open up and talk about their experiences and share ideas with the other girls. 

We had a SUPER class yesterday!  Our completed project will be a 6”x6” Display Album.  Here is the cover that we worked on……

ASA at Culbert 003

The back cover had B&T Duo from CTMH “Sophia” bulk paper pack and a piece of 5”x1 1/2” white daisy cardstock where the girls each stamped their name using the “Bohemian Alphabet” stamp set from CTMH.  Cannot wait for next week to begin our inside pages!

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