Looking for a fun DIY idea to end the year? I’ve created a free printable time capsule page that is perfect for all ages! Just print, fill out, roll up and tie or place into a little jar or container and hang on the tree! What a special and inexpensive way to keep track of everyone’s year. And imagine how much fun it will be to open them up in 5 or 10 years! This free printable time capsule page makes a great New Years Eve project.
Every year, with the kids home from school for a couple of weeks, we try to come up with ideas to keep them busy. While most of these projects wind up in the garbage at some point (because who has the space?!), I wanted to find a way that one of these annual projects can be small enough to save. What’s better than a printable time capsule page that can be turned into an ornament for the tree?! Storage is a breeze because they fit in nicely with your own ornament storage!
Supplies You’ll Need for The Printable Time Capsule
How to Put Together
- Print out our free printable time capsule page. It’s best to download to your computer and then print. It will fit any letter sized paper, but double check your printer settings to make sure it all fits on one page.
- Have the kids (or adults) fill them out.
- Fold paper and roll up (the size will depend on whether you are putting this inside of a container or if you are just going to tie a string around it and hang it that way).
- Tie a string around the rolled paper to keep it tight.
- Write the name and age of the person who filled it out. If you aren’t planning on putting it into a container, write the year as well. Tie an additional string with a loop and hang on the tree. You’re all done! If you’re using a container, continue onto step 5.
- Place rolled paper inside container (we used a little jar with a cork top that we found at the Target Dollar Spot but you can also use fillable ornaments). You may want to add some fun glitter or confetti! These particular little jars were already filled with glitter, so we used that!
- Seal the container (in this case, we just placed the cork back into the top.
- Tie a string around the container. This is how you will hang it back onto the tree.
- Using a label maker, create a label with the year and stick it to the front.
- Hang on your Christmas tree!
Now, it’s up to you to decide how long to wait before you open your time capsule. We are going to try to wait at least 5 years (maybe even 10). We can’t wait to sit around, as a family and read everything we loved, years before.
Do you have any New Years Eve traditions in your home? We’d love to hear about them! And if you decide to make these printable time capsules, make sure to tag us on social media so we can see how they turned out!