Scrapbooking Project

Project Description

Scrapbooking is an excellent way to capture and preserve all your favorite 4-H activities. This introductory project is designed for youth of all ages with limited experience in scrapbooking. Youth are required to complete the activities outlined in the project book.

Project Requirements

Project Books Required? No

Project books can be purchased here

*** Please note, if you do not attend at least one workshop in your project area during the 4-H year, you will be required to complete activities in your project book and turn it in with your record book. The number of activities required to complete a 4-H year in each project book can be found here.

Project age limit? 8 and up

Scrapbooking is a level one project that can be completed over three years. Each year will introduce you to more scrapbooking techniques that include but are not limited to using more advanced equipment like Cricut/Silhouette type crafting machines, multi-layered designs, collage wall hangings and more.

What needs to be accomplished to complete the first year?

  • Complete one scrapbook of 10 pages or more in one theme.

What needs to be accomplished to complete the second year?

  • Complete the use of outside equipment like a Cricut machine. 

What needs to be accomplished for future years?

  • Written research paper on the evolution of scrapbooking from the 80's, 90's, 2000's.

What should new members know?

To be successful in the 4-H Scrapbooking project participants will need to attend workshops and complete their record book. The final workshop will go over recording this project in the 4-H'ers record book.

You will be required to purchase some materials prior to the first meeting

Materials list

  • Photo album – specific for scrapbooking can be purchased at Hobby Lobby, Joann’s or Wal-Mart.
  • 12 x 12-inch storage box – used to hold project while working on it.
  • Photos to be used to make your photo album.  My recommendation is something from a specific vacation or from a fun day/event that means something to you.
    • Typically, you will want about 15 pictures to start with.  More are always great!


Supplies needed to be successful in this project are:

  • Pictures – lots and lots of pictures.
  • Scrapbook – this can be a handmade book or it can be a premade book (at least 10 pages.)
  • Page protectors for scrapbook pages. 
  • Additional scrapbook pages that fit your specific scrapbook – these will need to be lignan and acid free pages. Most premade books come this way.
  • Photo sticker squares or running scrapbook tape.
  • Embellishments to create memorable pages for your book.
  • 12" X 12" sterilite crafting box to hold all scrapbooking items. 

Other items like unique cutting scissors, pens, markers, etc. will be provided by the project superintendent.

And above all you will need to purchase the project book Scrapbooking – A 4-H Guide to Preserving Memories. 


  • This project will meet for two full days of scrapbooking on the weekend of June 8-9. This will be held at my house – 3375 Lonesome Loop.
    • We will learn about how to preserve your memories in a scrapbook style photo album. You will be required to purchase some materials prior to the first meeting. See list above under materials list.


Project Superintendent Information

Scrapbooking Superintendent: Brenda Johnson
Contact: johnson.brendakay(at) or 406-403-3603
How will you be contacted? Text and Email

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