Hi, it’s Zoom here from Birmingham Airport!
When I’m not hanging out in the Sky Zone, I’m jetting off around the world – exploring some of the amazing places you can visit flying from Birmingham Airport!
I’ve seen so many countries and cities it’s hard to keep track of them all – so it’s lucky I’ve got my trusty scrapbook!
Scrapbooks are a cool way of keeping memories and mine is packed with all the photos, tickets and souvenirs I’ve collected on my travels!
What you include in your scrapbook is up to you, and each scrapbook is different.
You can make your scrapbook online, on your computer or in a book.
There’s lots of great places around the web to host your scrapbook. Sites like WordPress, Blogger and Weebly are some good places. Pick a website theme, scan your memories and upload photos of your trip and keep it online for your friends and family to see!
On your Computer
There are lots of different programs on your computer that you can use to make a great scrapbook. Word, Word Publisher (if you’re a dab-hand at Word) and Power Point/Keynote slideshows are really fun to make.
- Just scan and upload your memories to your computer and have fun changing the colours of the backgrounds and the frames of the photos. You can even include a few videos of your trip, too! Make sure you save your file to a name you can remember.
- Why not have a viewing evening with your friends and family, and show them all your photos, videos and memories from your holiday in a presentation? (you might need a big screen or a projector – ask an adult to help you).
In a Book
They’re really easy to make, you’ll need a book, some colouring pens and pencils, something to stick your bits and pieces down with (it could be sticky tape for some things and glue for others). here’s a few ideas to help you get started –
Do you have a piece of jewellery, or something very delicate you would like to stick in your book that might be a bit tricky to do? Stick the front of an envelope down on a page (make sure its the right way up so whatever is inside doesn’t fall out of your book) and pop your treasure inside, making sure you leave the envelope open so you can get it out again. You can colour your envelope too! Perhaps a beachy blue or a forest green!
If you don’t have an envelope to hand, why not make a pocket out of paper? Get a piece of paper that’s smaller than your page and pop some glue around the edges, leaving one side open (make sure it’s not the bottom edge, or everything will tumble out). When the glue is dry, put some tickets, boarding passes and coins in there. It’s also a great idea if you don’t want to stick your memories down so you can take them out and look at them again.
- Patterned Wrapping Paper
You can get wrapping paper in all different colours and patterns, why not use some for the background of your adventure-filled pages for some colour and fun? Maybe you can find some with shells on for a beachy holiday or some paper with shiny knights printed on it if you’ve been to a castle!
- Coloured Sticky Tape
Sticky tape comes in all different colours, widths and patterns. Why not use some to stick your luggage tags on by the strings? That way you can flip them over. You can also use it to stick down the edges of a photograph to make a cool frame!
- Folding Maps
Perhaps you’ve been to a museum or a city, and you have a map that you want to stick in your book to remind you of all the places you went to. Maps can be quite big, but luckily, they usually come already folded! Once you’ve checked, stick the back section of your folded map so you can open it up again and see the map the right way up. You can even pop some little stickers on the places you’ve been on your map to remind of your favourite places to visit.