Level of difficulty: Quick and easy
Age range: 4+ (This craft is simple, but the concept of stashing special things for a later date is geared towards school-age kids.)
The takeaway: Back to school is a great time to talk about the future and build a little time capsule together. Plus, you may be surprised at how your kid curates the items inside.
Empty cardboard box with a lid (we’re looking at you, shoebox)
Tissue paper that’s been cut into squares
White school glue or Mod Podge
Letter and number stickers
Foam paint brush
Cover the lid of your time capsule with glue and affix tissue paper squares. Do the same with the box and give both a final coat of glue to seal. Let dry overnight.
Set a date or year to open in the future (last day of high school, maybe?) with your stickers on the lid then give it one more coat of glue to seal it all up.
Fill your time capsule with keepsakes that represent your kid at this early age. Think drawings, a letter to their older self or maybe some special little toys. Let them help pick out the items and seal the box before stashing it away in a safe place (but don’t forget where you hid it). No peeking!