A fun and simple DIY passport will encourage your children to embark on special adventures while serving as a meaningful keepsake for years to come.
Things You'll Need
- Small, unlined notebook
- Blank stickers
Try shopping the dollar aisle of your favorite big box store for all your supplies.
Divide Your Pages
There are many different ways you can arrange your passport. Since we wanted to make ours as open-ended as possible, we decided to keep it simple with boxes. You could also make pages with special lists to keep track of things such as what books your children have read or the parks they visited throughout the year.
Using the ruler and pen, draw two lines dividing each page into four quadrants. Each of these spaces will be used for a new passport entry.
Create Your Badges
Each time your child visits a new location, tries a new activity, or accomplishes a new feat, draw an associated icon onto a blank sticker. Not sure what to draw on the badge? For each of our badges, we did a web search of the activity plus the term "line icon" for inspiration. This part of creating your passport can be really fun for kids and is an activity in and of itself.
Make Entries in Your Passport
For each entry, add the badge along with notes about the experience and the date it occurred.
Document a variety of activities in your passport, from small things like visits to the neighborhood ice cream truck to big events like riding a bike without training wheels. Soon enough your children will have pages and pages of fond memories to look back on.
Stephanie Morgan is a style and parenting blogger, and the founder of Modern Parents Messy Kids (MPMK for short). MPMK, voted Best Craft Blog in "Parents" magazine, provides daily inspiration to thousands of parents on how to engage with their kids, simplify life and create a stylish home.