How to Make a Father's Day Memory Album

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Make sure Dad has a very happy Father's Day with the ideas in this Howcast video series.

You Will Need

  • Scrapbook
  • Photos
  • Memorabilia
  • Cardstock
  • Accessories
  • Scissors
  • Adhesive
  • Specialty pens
  • Ribbon
  • Color copies (optional)
  • Page protectors (optional)

Steps

  1. Children under 10 should use safety scissors, and an adult should help older children.

  2. Step 1

    Choose an album

    Pick a scrapbook to use for your father's day album. Find one with your dad's favorite colors and a blank cover you can decorate later.

  3. Step 2

    Go to the archives

    Collect photos and memorabilia associated with your father. Divide the items into themed categories to make a variety of unique pages.

  4. Use color copies of photos if you're worried about ruining the originals.

  5. Step 3

    Stock up on stock

    Buy cardstock to use as frames for your pictures. Pick up a few different styles, so they pop against the pages.

  6. Step 4

    Accessorize

    Find related accessories to add -- craft stores carry a wide variety of stickers, stamps, and 3-D decorations, many with father's day themes.

  7. Step 5

    Make the album

    Assemble your pages by cutting, pasting, and matting your items. Use acid-free, waterproof, and fade-proof pens to write messages and add details for your father on each page of the memory album.

  8. Use page protectors to preserve your scrapbook over time.

  9. Step 6

    Decorate the cover

    Write a title on the cover of your memory album and decorate it using a particularly meaningful or funny photo. Then tie a ribbon around the album, give it to your dad, and bask in his adoration.

  10. In 2007, a 90-year-old man from India fathered his 21st child.

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