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Summary: When you have children, you will quickly realize how fast they grow up and change. Preserving memories through crafting is a great way to always remember.
Most parents just want their little ones to stay small forever. And unfortunately, most would say their children grow up much too fast. They accumulate quite a few knickknacks and other items of sentimental value along the way. If you’re looking for a way to preserve these items and memories, here are just a few ideas to help you get started.
If you have a collection box of your child’s toys that are no longer used, but you just can’t bear to part with them, it may be time to make a toy wreath. If your child is still relatively young, it makes a great decoration for the bedroom. Purchase an inexpensive wreath from the local thrift store and get your hot-glue gun ready. You may need some wire as well. Glue (and wire, if needed) the toys to the wreath until you have covered it completely. Perhaps the best thing about this wreath is how it creates memories for both you and your child. It allows you to display a part of the past rather than keep the toys boxed up in the basement. Here is an example to show just how cute this little childhood wreath can be.
With this craft, a parent can preserve the small footprint of a child, which will be a fun reminder of just how small and precious the little one was. Use this footprint on a sign, which will spell “LOVE”. You will need a piece of wood, acrylic paint, stencils or wooden letters, and baby’s feet. Paint your wood in the color of your choice. Measure out the letters on the board to see where you should place each letter. Stencil the letters “L” “O” and “E” onto the wood, leaving room for your little one’s feet. Paint the bottom of his or her feet and press them firmly (one at a time, of course) to the board to create the “V.” Here is an example to help you see if you’re interested!
Many parents enjoy taking pictures of their baby’s first experiences and accomplishments. Some of these include your baby’s first bath, first taste of food, first time rolling over, and first tooth. If you prefer to display these pictures rather than put them in a book, why not make a picture board out of them? Find a frame and a chalkboard to fit inside. Glue the pictures where you would like them and use colorful chalk to label the different pictures.
This craft is similar to the “Baby’s Firsts” board. Here’s what you do: Gather items from the day (or first few days) your child was born that have significance. This might include the coming-home outfit, a small clean diaper (to remember just how small he or she was), a small, framed picture of your newborn, and anything else that means something to you. Purchase a shadow box and get decorative paper from your local craft store. Line the back of the shadow box with the decorative paper. Now arrange your items in the shadow box, so you can see exactly how you would like it to look. Begin gluing your items in. If you do not want to do this, you can use decorative pushpins to attach items like your clothes to the box. You can also line the bottom of the box with special keepsakes, as seen here.