Monday, 8 February 2010
Our first Journaling Jar!
Is it really Monday evening already?! I think I must have blinked and missed the week-end, lol!
Well, my lovely kids seemed to spend most of the week-end fighting over this and that, ah, don't you just love em!
So, in an attempt to get them away from the Wii and all things technical, I took them out for a big long walk in the woods, there's nothing like a long brisk walk to clear away the cobwebs.
On our return, I thought it would be a nice idea to do something crafty, and thought perhaps a journaling jar would be great fun!
My youngest is not really ready for this yet (but don't worry, we'll do something else for him :) but my older child is, and thought it was a great idea.
So, after a bit of googling, I found this great site with lots of journaling prompts for kids, it's designed to get them writing and capturing their memories in a fun way, and it's all free!!!!
All you do is....
print the prompts, cut them into strips, fold, and pop them into a jar. Each day you pick out a random prompt from the jar, stick it inside your journal and write your answer.
We used an old Yankee candle jar( yum! my faves!) scrubbed it out and decorated with handmade tags and string, we also put his inital on each of the tags, just to personalise it. Then covered a plain journal with lots lovely paper, handmade tags and lots of die cuts made with our fabby cuttlebug, mod podged the lot, and hey presto!
Here's the link if you'd like to try it, why not give it a go, it's great fun for your kids, and there's a section with adult prompts too! It's a great way to capture your memories, and looks cute too :)
Happy Crafting XXXXX :)