Cub Scouts like to make scrapbooks with pictures and mementos. But you don’t need to go buy expensive scrapbooking supplies to do this activity with your den of active boys. Remember, their idea of a fun activity doesn’t always translate into a neat, perfect looking project. For them, half of the fun is doing it themselves.
This project incorporates recycling into a fun craft to make a scrapbook. It would work especially well for Tiger Requirement 1D - Den Activity: Make a family scrapbook
Recycled Cereal Box Scrapbooks
- one cereal box for each Scout
- wrapping paper
- brown paper bags
- heavy yarn or string, cut into two foot lengths
- hole punch
- crayons or markers
- construction paper
- stickers and other small decorations
- Cut the top, bottom and one side from the cereal box. The front, back, and remaining side should all be in one piece.
- Cover the outside of the cereal box with wrapping paper. Cut the paper to size and use glue to attach it.
- Cut pieces of paper bag slightly smaller than the front of the cereal box. These will be the pages.
- Punch two holes in the front of the cereal box (the front cover of the scrapbook).
- Punch two holes in the corresponding locations on the back of the cereal box (the back cover of the scrapbook).
- Punch two holes in the corresponding location on the “pages” you made.
- Starting at the upper hole in the front cover, string the yarn through the hole, then through the top hole in each page, and through the top hole in the back cover. Then loop it around through the bottom hole in the back cover, the bottom holes in the pages, and the bottom hole in the front cover.
- Tie the yarn in a knot or bow between the two holes in the front cover.
- Glue the photos on the scrapbook pages.
- Use the crayons or markers to write a caption on the page beneath each picture.
- Decorate the pages