Scrapbooking Themes for a boy

Alisha - posted on 08/04/2010 ( 35 moms have responded )

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Hello, I have been doing a decent job of keeping my 1 yr old sons scrapbook up to date. But I am in serious need of some theme ideas. Most everything I find is frilly and I want it to be somthing he can look back on when he is older and not be embarassed by it :) I've done trucks/cars to no end and somewhat of a jungle theme. What other things have you ladies came up with for your little men?

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Ryane - posted on 08/05/2010

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Those are good ideas! I am glad I have more ideas now too lol! Here are a few more....camping themes, BBQ, bugs, fishing, football or sports and teams, theres always Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck or any boy themed characters like Cars, Toy Story etc..., bikes or dirt bikes, quads, activities are always good themes=] I did Batman for my oldest and maybe they grow out of characters but they did like them at the time so its another marker in their growth however some markers are a little embarrassing sometimes lol. Like rolling your sox or cuffing your pants lol!

Corinne - posted on 08/05/2010

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I use a lot of star's but mainly depend on just paper (stripe's,spot's, bold bright colour's)Kaisercraft have some great boy ranger's.Then embelish with buttons or brad's. Just on the truck theme though.... use your Son's car wheels as a stamp, very cool effect. Hav fun!

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Shannon - posted on 10/21/2010

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I have done camouflage, buttons, I have done a colorful leg-go page, dinosaur, frog, robots......

C - posted on 09/29/2010

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I have done two seperate ideas for my four year old. A builder/tool theme, with hammers, nails and so on, and a fish/shark theme. My son is a very active little man and loves both so I use them in my pages and I think when he is older he will like it....at least I hope he will. :))

Debra - posted on 09/28/2010

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I've been scrapbooking since I was 16years old and am now 26. I just had my 2nd child (a boy) & already have a little girl. I had the same challenge as you with both my babies. My favorite theme to use for my son is polka dots. You can also use stripes. I just use whatever matches the picture. Whatever color sticks out the most in the picture, I use that as a background.

Jaimelyn - posted on 09/13/2010

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You can do more themes based on his personality or features, one day when my son was a baby I did a mohawk on him just for fun, and snapped away. The pictures came out so cute I did a whole page on just Mohawk madness! Its really cute. Also did a page on him and his puppy. You can do a summer page, swimming, outside stuff....You can do pages based on his favorite stuffed animal, or shirt or his favorite color, and just find pictures with each in it.

Cristi - posted on 09/13/2010

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eventually i want to do a zoo theme and all the firsts--haircut,shoes,potty training ect....

Misty - posted on 09/10/2010

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I am doing a cute page titled "S is for Samuel" with a large chipboard S and smaller letters for the rest...you can do it for ANYTHING...S is for Snow, T is for Tooth, M is for Mommy...i just used a variety of colors for it! It's a good way to get some color in there other than blue and green :0)

Judy - posted on 09/08/2010

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I would say baseball, but by the time my kids were done playing baseball, I had done several hundred baseball pages. so you might save that till he is older.

Kari - posted on 09/08/2010

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Creative Memories has cute boy stickers and paper. If you are interested I sell it. My website is: www.mycmsite.com/karispelbring you can contact me through there. Hope this helps!!!

Nakeya - posted on 09/06/2010

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Hello... I use alot of my kids home projects and school art projects to do scrapbooking that way they feel like we did it all together.

Misty - posted on 09/04/2010

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my LO is only 9 months old, but i do sports theme's (we are Steelers fans!), dog theme's, circles and squares in boy colors, ABCs, frogs, monkeys, firetrucks, farm animals

Amanda - posted on 09/03/2010

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well right now my sons theme for his scrap book is winnie the pooh and then i was thinking on going with spiderman

Deadra - posted on 08/31/2010

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You dont really need a theme, just use some of the neat papers that look a little tattered and rough the edges. use greys, blues, greens, reds and oranges. then just add a title according to the picture. that way its good for any age and not too baby-ish.

Catherine - posted on 08/30/2010

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I look for boy paper everywhere so I have it when I am ready to roll. Scrapbook.com has alot of boy options. I love bo bunny block party collection.. but every brand has something for boys.. You just have to be more creative with arrows & stars & circles, etc.. Welcome to the jungle.. playdates.. monkeying around.. Wii have fun.. boys will be boys. you are my allstar...

Katie - posted on 08/30/2010

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I love doing dinosaur pages. I have also found some really cute monster paper and bug paper. Hobby lobby and Archivers have really cute boy paper!

Kerri - posted on 08/28/2010

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with my DS, i've done alot of his 1sts...like 1st haircut, 1st tooth, 1st big boy bike , fave foods, fave toys, even just photos of him with relatives , even bath photos are awesome ! i'm hoping to get some of him in his fave clothes...it's great how Ben 10 has great colors for a layout heheheh. boys & mess go hand in hand..so even though he's only 1 yrs old , just a naked photo shoot outside with bubbles or mud could be a awesome layout.

Christina - posted on 08/26/2010

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Have you done any traveling..We are planning a trip to see family and will be going to the zoo. I like to scrap themes about places we go. My daughter who is about to be 5 has a scrapbook for each year since she was born.. She has themes like outdoor play, discovery, family pets etc...

Amanda - posted on 08/25/2010

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I got some great stamps from CTMH with street signs that say things like "boys at play" and "a little dirt never hurt" "full speed ahead" and "adventure zone" etc.
I find them really inspiring and then I can use them with whatever papers I like since I can just use coordinating inks to stamp the images.

Dinosaurs are always a favourite with little boys, or choose a theme based on whatever your little man is interested in at the time. Does he like trains? army stuff? climbing trees? does he want to be a cowboy? does he love dogs? or want to be some kind of athlete? How about a rockstar? The options are endless!

Kelly - posted on 08/10/2010

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I've yet to find time to do the scrapbook, but I have all the stickers, pages, and pics. My advice is to do a theme of what he is into or what boys like. Bugs -- Robots -- Scooters -- Cartoon Characters he likes -- Seasons he loves -- OR you can do shapes, stripes or colors you and he like. Boy colors don't necessary have to be blue or green. Mix it up with yellows and oranges or red. Making his scrapbook is about putting things he likes when he was a certain age so he can remember in the future. There is boy scrap stuff out there - ya just have to keep your eyes open to find the deals. Oh.......and I just thought of some more ideas. Animals, Star, Polka Dots, or how about a page with his first name spelled out. Let your mind run wild!

Michelle - posted on 08/08/2010

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Once my son turned one, I stopped using pastel colors and started using earth tones and bright "boy" colors. I would also buy the boy theme paper packs and lots of stickers. I also like having the Cricket. I got the smaller one cause it was cheaper and you can get cheap cartridges if you look hard enough.

Charlotte - posted on 08/08/2010

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The dirtier the better......Here comes trouble....explore....monkey climber...Favorite food....Favorite toy

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Airplanes, baseball, basketball, football, soccer, reading, cuddletime, bathtime, coloring, painting, bubble blowing, playing with playdough, favorite toys, favorite stuffed animals, favorite blankies, pets, riding toys, blanket forts, eating favorite foods,playing at McDonalds Playlands, kids swimming pools, Christmas, Easter. Now, I'm running out of ideas because it's late. Hope some of these help. I had 3 sons and used a lot of those themes.

Mary - posted on 08/07/2010

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animals, space, super heros, just boy colors & patterns, construction equip & tools, mud, trees, bugs, bikes, skateboards, western, rodeos, just look at his interests & the things they target to boys on TV.

Abby - posted on 08/05/2010

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rockets like space themed stars moons galaxys. use everyday things that he likes to play with and his fav colors. mud and dirt bouncy balls rock star

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I've done pages with circles (balls), stars, construction themes, just bright backgrounds and matted photos.

Bernadette - posted on 08/04/2010

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I know what u mean and its not easy, but i find that when we have a day out i ask them to choose stickers that they would like to put in and i buy lots of different coloured paper and we have scissors that make patterns when they cut so they can create their own pages. Hope this helps xx

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