My family recently embarked on a fun adventure at LEGOLAND California and today I’m sharing a little brag book I made with my new Sizzix Big Shot using up-cycled theme park items!
Whenever we visit a theme park, we always try to save a map or two for our family vacation scrapbook. This time I decided to save all the items we collected with the LEGO logos and figures for the foundation of a Brag Book for my son.
Kid’s Meal Lunch Bag (from Castle Burger)
LEGO Captain’s Hat (From the Coast Cruise ride through Miniland USA)
Photo Folder (included with our ride photo purchased at the LEGO Technic Coaster)
Other Materials Used:
Sizzix Big Shot
Sizzix Original Die – 656359 Album Cover and Page
Sizzix Framelits Die Set 6 pk – 659702 Enchanted
Assorted Scrapbook Paper, Cardstock and Chip Board
3d Foam Tape
Using the album die and big shot, I cut out 2 pieces of chip board for the back and cover pages. Then cut 14 additional 2 sided pages (28 pages in all). I adhered the pages back to back to give them more thickness. I also glued paper to both sides of the chip board. I then cut a photo from our trip for each page using the framelit die. After I adhered a photo on each page, I cut out pieces of the map, welcome pamphlet and photo folder for the cover and back pages. The photo folder had a LEGO border which I cut out to look like blocks and added them throughout the book with 3d foam tape to add dimension. After I selected several LEGO figurines from the map and lunch bag, I laminated them and added them to a few pages. I also cut 2 pages of the map and laminated them for extra color and cut a page for the inside back cover from the captain’s hat. The welcome pamphlet contained a word search and dot-to-dot activity that I cut and laminated to add to a pocket page I made from the photo folder. My son could complete them with a dry erase marker as he pleases without damaging the book. I added a couple of stickers, washi tape and embellishments throughout the pages and on the cover. To finish the book, I bound the book with 3 large binder rings and added some baker’s twine and a 2 sided laminated tag I made from the lunch bag.
This kid friendly project was super easy, fun and quick to make. My son even lent a helping hand by turning the lever on the Big Shot. I know I will be making several Brag Books with the kids this summer to memorialize our little weekend adventures!
Read more about our little adventure over at the Moms and Munchkins blog!
Thank you for visiting and God Bless!