Confession–I am not a scrapbooker. Not at all. I upload the family pictures I take to a very simple blog to share them with family…and that is about it. I take tons of pictures but it is pretty rare that any of those pictures ever get developed. And yet I really wanted something small and simple to mark Gus’s first year at school. So, I created this mini scrapbook printable for my little one–and hopefully for your’s too!
The free printable for these Mini School Scrapbook is laid out on 2 pages. Total there are 8 smaller pages that will make up the Mini School Scrapbook, 7 of which include a spot for a 3″ x 3″ photo as well as a few lines for writing a short memory. Here is an image of the pages.
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Once you have the PDF downloaded and printed the assembly is pretty simple and can be done in a couple of different ways. And, I printed mine on heavy cardstock, which I think is the best way to print it. To put mine together I used pretty tape, markers, and ribbon to bind the book. You will also need a simple hole bunch as well as 7 pictures cropped to 3″x3″.
Here is an example of one of the pages I put together for Gus’s book. Isn’t he the cutest? I snapped this picture after his first day of preschool. When I dropped him off he was in tears, scared. But, when I picked him up he was thrilled and declared, “I had the greatest time of my whole entire life!” What a wonderful gift for this overprotective mom! These are the memories that I want to remember always and I’m so glad to have a place to record them.
So, pretty simple, which is the only way I can actually force myself to scrapbook in any way shape or form. From printing to handing it completed to my little Gus it took me about 10 minutes. Yes.
And I am so glad I got to print and use some of these cute pictures of Gus. It would have been a shame if I hadn’t. Gus really has had a wonderful year at preschool, both here in Kansas and in Minnesota before we moved. He has had wonderful teachers and made so many terrific friends.
And there you have it. I love this simple little mini school scrapbook I am so happy I made for my Gus.
I hope your school year is wrapping up in a wonderful way and that you have some fun plans for summer. My only plan–have a baby around Memorial Day. Whatever happens after that, well, I haven’t really thought that far. Just ready to have this baby on the outside.
Thanks for being here and all the best!