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First Day At School Keepsakes To Do At Home

I may be a bit late for this for most of the country but I know some children are still yet to start the new school year so I just wanted to get a list together of a few free keepsakes you can do at home to capture that first day at school, preschool or nursery.

I know what an emotional time it must be for you and your little one. You may even forget to capture this major milestone. My 3 year old had his first day at preschool last week and is due to start school next September. It’s all starting to feel a bit surreal that my baby boy is going to be at school very soon.

Here is my compilation of easy keepsakes that you can do at home. You can also find a board I have created over on Pinterest so some and follow that as I am sure I will add more ideas.

1) I saw these “kissing hands” on Pinterest from the Crissy Crafts Blog and thought that instead of the labels she has come up with (e.g. For when you need a hug, which is such a lovely idea) you could do one of these for each year your child starts back to school and label it with the year. You would end up with a set of hand prints from your child over the years they are at school. I’m not sure they would still do this into the teenage years, but wouldn’t it be lovely to get a full set?

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2) This is a great idea to capture a moment in time and a bit more creative that the usual picture in a uniform in front of a door that you find cluttering your Facebook news feed this time of year! If you don’t have a blackboard to hand you could always just use plain old pen and paper but I do like the look of the blackboard. You could always get some blackboard paint and paint it onto a board to create your own blackboard.

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3) You could download one of our certificates to capture their handprints on their first day of school or nursery. All you need to do is click here to download your certificate. Choose your chosen colour and print it off (card is best but paper will do). Use your chosen poster paint to paint onto your child’s hand and print onto the space in the certificate. They you can frame it or put it in their scrap/keepsake book for you to look at over the years. Don’t forget if you are a subscriber to our emails you will receive regular certificates to download including Halloween, Father’s Day, Mother’s Day and Christmas. If you are not a subscriber you can subscribe here and you will receive a 10% discount.

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What keepsakes will you be doing then? Anything you would add to the list?

Win A Doodle Charm

Win A Doodle Charm Did you know that as well as hand, foot and fingerprints, you can also get your child’s doodles imprinted into fine silver charms and pendants. And you can win your very own medium size doodle charm by entering this competition.   All you need to do to enter is get your… Continue Reading