As moms, we put a lot of time into planning special things for our kids to do during the summer, and we love it when they enjoy them so much that they talk about the activities for months! I know my daughter does that all the time. The summer is coming to an end, and this year, I decided to make her a little book to record moments or photos of the summer events that she liked the most. This Washi Tape Summer Memory Book is easy to make. If you have older children, they will be able to help out creating their book.
Supplies (links in supply list are affiliate links):
- Chipboard book (Here is a similar book that I found on Amazon if you would like an example of the type to which I am referring: Die-Cut Chipboard Journal )
- Washi Tape, such as this Decorative Washi Rainbow Sticky Tape
- Thick board or Self Healing Cutting Mat
- Craft Knife
- Optional: Mod Podge and foam applicator
The core material for this craft is a chipboard book. These little books can be found at any arts and crafts store. I purchased mine at Michael’s. Often they are on clearance at the end of the season. Many times, crafters apply scrapbook paper to chipboard books. But I think washi tape is a prettier and easier way to go!
Most of the chipboard books have a ring that is able to be opened. If yours does, open it and remove the top shape. If not, then open the book up and flatten out the first shape.
Optional: Not all washi tape is created equal. I’ve purchased some washi tape that is very high quality and would adhere to surfaces like glue. And then there are others that are the total opposite. If the tape that you’ve chosen is not sticking well to the chipboard, apply a little Mod Podge over the washi tape to secure it.