We just returned from one of our summer vacations and oh how much we will miss the good times together. To capture our memories, one of the things we do is a bedtime ritual called, “Review the Holiday,” where we recount the highlights of our vacation. A hands-on way to cement our happy memories is with a DIY memory box display where we can not only retell our favorite events, but visually display our stories, too. Plus, we get to share in one last activity together!
- Elmer’s Foam Board
- Elmer’s Spray Adhesive Glue
- X-Acto knife
- Ruler +Pencil
- Printed scrapbooking paper or markers, glitter, stickers, etc.
DIY Memory Box Tutorial
Measure and cut out a piece of your foam board for the back board of the display box. (We made ours 10×10 inches, but you can choose any dimensions).
Measure and cut out your base board piece. (We ended up with a 10 x 4 inch piece, but see what balances for your box).
Continue measuring and cutting pieces for the “shelves” in any pattern you like best.
Size your scrapbooking paper to cover your foam board pieces. You also can simply decorate the foam board itself and skip this and the next step.
Use your adhesive spray to cover the foam pieces with scrapbooking paper. You could use glue sticks or regular school glue, but seriously, folks, the Elmer’s Adhesive Spray Glue is the bomb: no bubbles, no rippling, and no peeling.
Glue your foam board pieces together (even if you are using the grooves) and display your travel treasures!
How do you make your best memories together last? Let us know in the comments! And if you’re sharing with us on social media, remember to tag your posts with #ElmersSummerCrafts.
If you haven’t already, head over to the Elmer’s Parents Club for more summer craft and memory keeping ideas. Plus, you can download a FREE copy of Elmer’s Summer Craft eBook, which we are so excited to be a part of! You’ll get my tips for making dreary indoor days fun and ideas for creating long lasting memories with your children, and other great ideas from busy moms like Jessica of Mom 4 Real, Jillian of Hello Splendid, and Jessica of The Mom Creative.
Keep #RaisingThinkingKids and have fun!
Disclaimer: I’m thrilled to be collaborating with Elmer’s to share our easy activities and crafty inspiration for busy moms and families like ours who want to spend more time unplugging and reconnecting. We receive lots of glittery goodies as part of this relationship, but as always, all opinions are our own.