Make a Time Capsule for the New Year
Catherine Romano blogs about crafty projects for kids and parents
This New Year’s Day, my family will mark the end of 2010 and the start of 2011 by creating a time capsule. A time capsule is a fun, simple, and kid-friendly way to celebrate (and reflect on) the past year.
Since we recently made the move from NYC to T.O., we want to include things that reflect our life (and times) in both cities.
These are a few items we will include:
- NYC MTA subway map and metrocard (we never owned a car in NYC, so the MTA was our ride to daily adventures – and my son’s favourite thing to do!)
- TTC subway map and metropass (not quite as elaborate as the NYC transit system, but still my son’s favourite thing to do in Toronto)
- Newspapers from both our cities (a quick and easy way to reference current events, popular entertainment, and even stock prices!)
- Collection of photographs from the past year (and we plan on taking a family photo on January 1 to add to the collection)
- A special note detailing ‘a day in our life’ – where we went, how we got there, what we did, and what we wore.
- Favourite books
- Favourite toys
Time capsule boxes can be found at various craft stores, art shops, and even Ikea. (These boxes are inexpensive and come in various shapes and sizes, although they are only meant for indoor storage, not to be buried outdoors).
Be sure to write a description and date on the back of each photograph.
Involve the entire family – each family member can contribute something special to the time capsule!
Catherine Romano moved back to Toronto from New York City. Since making her dreams come true in the Big Apple, completing graduate school and working in arts management at New York City Ballet, she decided to be a stay-at-home mom to her young son. Now, back in Toronto, she embarks on an exciting adventure with her new love and lively, 2-year-old son. For more art, design and culture for kids and parents, check out Catherine’s blog, sweet spectacle.