Imagine… a tiny time machine that lets you share a piece of today with the future. That’s what a time capsule is all about! It’s like crafting a personal treasure chest filled with memories waiting to be uncovered down the line.

Making a time capsule isn’t just about throwing random things together – it’s an adventure through memories, feelings, and the vibes of right now.

Whether it’s marking a milestone, celebrating a special event, or simply wanting to surprise your future self, making a time capsule is like bottling up a piece of today’s magic. Let’s explore how easy it is to capture a little time for the future.

Time Capsule Supplies

Air tight container (I like to use empty paint cans)
Mod Podge (if desired for decorating outside of container)
Pictures or drawings to decorate your container

Fun Time Capsule Item Ideas:

A Current Newspaper: It would be a great reminder of what was going on in the world on the day you created your time capsule.
A Sales Flyer: It would be interesting to go back and see how the cost of items have changed over the years.
A Take-Out Menu: Include a take-out menu from your favorite restaurant as a reminder of your favorite foods!
Family Photo: Include a current family photo in front of your house or on a recent family vacation.
A Letter To Your Future Self: Each family member could write a letter to their future self including items like what do they think they’ll be doing in 10 years, where do they see themselves living in 10 years, where do they hope they’ve traveled, what do they hope they drive, etc.
Letters From Family Members:  Have grandparents and loved ones write letters to each child.
Personal Quiz: Each family member can complete this free printable time capsule quiz about themselves. It summarizes all of their current favorites.
Favorites: Of course you don’t want to put away your favorite things in a time capsule, but how about including pictures of them? This could include pictures of your kids with their favorite toy, a picture of yourself in your favorite outfit, etc.
Drawings: Have your children create drawings to include in the time capsule.
Craft: Have your family complete a small craft together and include this in the time capsule.
Catalog: Include a toy catalog in the time capsule for kids and have them circle everything on their current wish list.
Write a Poem: As a family, write a funny rhyming poem to include in the time capsule.
Photos: Include a few photos of memorable events

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