Something you hear parents say on practically a daily basis is that their children grow up way too fast. It seems as though I blinked and my little man is turning 3 years old! Baby jungle animals are being replaced by superheroes and I am just trying to hold onto every moment I can.
As he gets older I have been thinking of ways to capture and celebrate milestones in his life. With each new year his teachers and friends change and I wanted to find a way to embrace those changes – especially with school only a few years away! Two of my favorite ideas are candy wrapper stickers and autograph books.
These candy wrapper stickers were created in a few easy steps:
· Choose the size of labels you want to make (I used a label template in Microsoft® Word that had 30 labels per sheet).
· Type different memories from learning activities throughout the school year, such as “Story Time” or “Multiplication Tables.”
· Have them printed on label stock.
· Attach them to fun size candy bars or treats (I used a peanut free candy).
· Hand them out for teachers and classmates to enjoy!
REMEMBER MY NAME
Brody will be graduating to a new daycare room soon. Even though the kids in my son’s daycare class still need help writing their name, they have no problems drawing pictures and an autograph book is a nice tradition to start. Here are the steps I followed to create my book:
· Choose the size you want your book to be (I used postcard size so that I could get more pages from less cardstock).
· Use a program such as Microsoft® Word to create your cover and any designs you want on the pages.
· Print your book on cardstock or colored paper.
· Cut to the pages to the size you selected.
the book to preserve the signatures (I used a nice frosted cover and navy blue back).
· You can also punch holes and fasten it with a metal ring or paper fastener.
· Have classmates, friends, family, and teachers sign to create something your child can enjoy looking at in the future. Similar to a yearbook, people can include their favorite memories with your child with each passing year.