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Friday, March 16, 2012

How to Make a Time Capsule with $1.35 in Packaging Supplies

Time capsules are the coolest gifts for children and they are fun to make.  I just made one for my son's 10th and 21st birthdays.  Here are some ideas of items that I placed in my son's time capsule:
  • Cards from family and friends that summarize what was going on the year that he was born
  • Photos on USB
  • Toys: Choose whatever your child may like. Here is what we put in my son's time capsules: Lord of the Rings Legos, ZhuZhu Pets, Silly Bandz, Littlest Petshop Toys, and Matchbox Cars
  • Forever stamps (with the price of what I paid written)
  • Magazines
There are kits to make time capsules, but personally, I didn't want to spend a lot. I packaged the ones below for $1.35/each. I visited a local food storage center that charged $1.35 for a pouch, packets to absorb moisture, and someone to seal the bag.  They also had large cans that were $3, but I liked the space-age look of the pouches and that they held more items.  (Some churches have these food storage centers and you don't have to be a member of the religion to visit and purchase supplies. I visited one and no one asked about my religion.)

Now wish me luck in hiding these for 10 and 21 years!





23 comments :

  1. That is a neat idea. I might do it if I remember.

    Following back :)

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  2. what a great die...i none everyone would love this gift!!!

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  3. Love this idea! Thanks for coming by Welcome Wednesday, following you and pinning this!

    Adrianne
    www.happyhourprojects.com

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  4. Hi! I'm hopping over from Welcome Wednesdays. I love your time capsule idea. I keep things like that in a memory box for my little ones and I make photo albums for them each year. I love your idea though.

    Louvier's Place http://louviersplace.blogspot.com/

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  5. That is such a cool idea for a little prezzie!
    Thank you for linking up, hopefully see you again next Wednesday x

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  6. What a great idea! Dropping by from the Welcome Wednesday blog hop. Stop by Saving Cent by Cent when you have a chance. www.savingcentbycent.blogspot.com

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  7. What a wonderful idea! Dropping by from the hop to follow you .
    Cheers,
    Char
    http://1epicmom.com

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  8. This is a really cute idea. I'm working on a First Year Shutterfly book for Wolf Prince with pictures from his first year and his first birthday since he won't remember any of it.

    Thanks for stopping by! I'm now following you back. www.chasingthewolfpack.com

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  9. Following you from the blog Hop I love this idea I might have to borrow it for my girls http://mommaof3-littlebits.blogspot.com/

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  10. Adorable idea. Following you from the blog hop. http://wondermommyamy.blogspot.com

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  11. What a great idea! Thank you for sharing this.. I love it! I'm stopping by with the Alexa Hop. I'll do an Alexa review, too.

    Catherine
    http://ourvillageisalittledifferent.blogspot.com/

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  12. What a cute idea! Thanks for sharing it with us. :)

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  13. That would be a great idea to do for my daughter. Thanks for sharing.

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  14. super cool idea. New follower from the hop

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  15. Wow, what a great idea. I'll have to suggest this to the ladies at church. They'd love this!

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  16. Awe, thanks for all of the nice comments!

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  17. Nice idea!They will love their hidden treasures. Dropping in from the Alexa Hop. Hope you can come by for a visit! I am over at DearCreatives.com

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  18. I love this idea and maybe I'll do something like this for my grandchildren.

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  19. I love this idea. My kids are 2 and 3 so it would be perfect!

    I found you through the Tiptoe Tuesday Blog Hop. I love your reviews.

    http://familyloveandotherstuff.blogspot.com

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  20. This is such a great idea! I made "Time capsules" when I was a kid, which was basically a piece of paper with magazine clippings on it and my predictions for the future (LOL). I hid it in the attic and found it again while preparing for a garage sale - it was pretty funny seeing it!

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  21. I think this would be a really cute idea for grandparents to do too.

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