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A Mint of Memories
Whether they’re in first grade or third, kids love looking back at what they did that year. Have them accordion-fold a sheet of heavy paper, illustrate each “page” with a special memory, and glue into a decorated mint tin!
What You Need
One mint tin per student
Glue or Scotch tape
Printed photos from the past year
Washi tape, stickers, markers, and other art supplies
What to Do
1 | Remove any stickers or wrapping on the mint tins, and then pass out one tin to each student. Students can decorate the outside of their tins with paper, washi tape, stickers, etc.
2 | Each student should cut a strip of construction paper that is 11.5” long and fits the tin’s width. Next, accordion-fold the paper strip to fit into the tin.
3 | Have students decorate each rectangle of the strip with pictures, stickers, drawings, or written memories. Both sides of the paper can be decorated. Additionally, kids can pass their strips around to friends to decorate!
4 | Finally, students glue or tape one end of the paper strip to the inside of the mint tin, fold the “pages” inside, and close the tin. The memory tins are ready to travel!
Photo: Adam Chinitz; Craft Stylist: Morgan Levine
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