Quinceaños Memories Journal

Quinceaños Memories Journal craft

Record the good wishes of friends and family attending a Quinceañera. Decorate a journal to fit the occasion. This one is portable, like a bolsa (purse).

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    Many Latino families celebrate a daughter’s Quinceaños, her fifteenth birthday, in a very big way. In some Spanish-speaking cultures, it is an important coming-of-age occasion when girls promise to take on adult responsibilities and in return are allowed to participate more fully in that world. Often the day includes a special mass (religious service) said in the girl’s honor as well as a beautiful party (Quinceañera). These parties may be like a wedding or family reunion with gowns (vestidos), crowns (coronas), and tiered cakes (pasteles).

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    All the people who love and support the girl are invited to attend the celebration. The event flies by in a blur. This craft is one way to record guests’ sentiments, in a journal made especially for the occasion. It’s a great gift!

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    Cover the journal. With Crayola® Scissors, cut gift wrap to cover a blank book. Coat the book’s outside front and back covers with Crayola School Glue. Smooth on the paper. Cut triangles at the top and bottom over the center binding and fold down over the edges inside the covers. Air-dry the cover.

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    Decorate the cover. Using Crayola Twistables, decorate the book’s cover. Record the day, name, and occasion in fancy script. Create a sparkly overall look by covering sections with a thin layer of Crayola Glitter Glue. Highlight design elements with more

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    Add a handle. Cut tulle long enough for a handle. Twist it into a roll. To attach the handle to the book, cut ribbon or pearl string to go between the center pages. Wrap ends around the tulle. Fix firmly to the tulle with glue. Air-dry and the book is ready for the big occasion!