Whether you collected shells by the shore or postcards on the road, it’s easy to transform treasures from your summer travels into fantastic keepsakes. Get creative with these easy ideas and you’ll have a blast preserving your memorabilia while creating new memories with your little collectors. Any of these 13 ideas are perfect for the “what I did this summer” edition of back-to-school show and tell.

Wax On!

A set of crayons and assortment of shells is all you need to create your very own Crayola Experience at home. Recommended for older artists (oven use required), head over to Fun at Home with Kids for this colorful how-to.

photo: Fun at Home with Kids


How do you preserve summer memories? Share with us in the comments below.

— Lauren Hill