Skip to Content

Create a DIY summer memory book

Sharing is caring!

Super simple instructions for making a DIY Summer Memory Book to fill with summer fun!

Making a DIY Summer Memory Book

Creating a summer memory book is a lovely activity and something kids will enjoy looking back on at a later date.

It’s super easy to make a summer memory book and to capture some memories just takes a little time each day and soon becomes just a little addictive!

finger print sunshine stuck on the front of a summer memory book scrapbook

What You Need To Make A Summer Memory Book

  • A large scrap book or journal – big enough for sticking photos, tickets, little bits and pieces from their day into as well as space for a few words if they fancy writing any.
  • A few craft supplies to decorate the front cover – use bits you’ve saved from your craft box or just use felt tip pens or pencils to decorate the front cover and really personalise the memory book.
  • A summer bucket list – get the kids to work with you to create their own summer bucket list and get a good mix of activities planned out.
  • Camera – either a camera, disposable camera or smartphone for taking their own photos when out and about.
  • General craft items – pens, felt tips, pencils, sellotape, scissors and glue.

You might also like our summer bucket list for kids

printable summer fun list with 50 summer activities from day trips to baking and cooking, things to do at home and mini trips out to go with our summer memory book  Text overlay saying "summer fun list"

We also just LOVE the National Trust – 50 things to do before your 11 3/4 activity list too – great for creating some brilliant summer memories!

More BRILLIANT kids crafts here

More Kids Summer Fun Activities To Try

  • Glow Stick Lanterns – a quick and easy way to make bright and colourful lanterns – great for camping, evenings in the garden and sleepovers.
  • Sunshine Crafts – gorgeous crafts to get busy with and celebrate the sunshine.
  • Homemade Water Toys – a round up of brilliant easy to play with water at home – simple fun – no stress.

Head this way for loads more fun kids activities

DIY summer memory book. Text "summer fun DIY summer memory book"

Check out our Bunch O Balloons review here 

finger print sunshine stuck on the front of a summer scrapbook

Create a DIY summer memory book

Yield: 1 book - easy to make more
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 10 hours
Total Time: 10 hours 5 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

A lovely keepsake for kids to make and complete this summer


  • Large scrapbook 
  • Paper, glitter, craft decorations 
  • Summer bucket list


  • Scissors 
  • Camera 
  • Pens
  • Sellotape
  • Glue 


  1. Decorate your summer scrapbook any way you like make it as fancy or plain as you wish
  2. Create or print your summer bucket list here.
  3. Get busy making memories and stick all your keepsakes into your scrapbook

Did you make this project?

Please leave a comment on the blog or share a photo on Facebook

Get lots more summer activities for kids here

Skip to Instructions