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What you will need:

– empty container with lid (any size)
– paper from the recycling bin
– eco-friendly tape
– marker
– family “treasures”

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Step 1: Prepare the Time Capsule

Remove any stickers on the container, then thoroughly clean and dry the in and outside. I asked my son to look throughout our home and his bedroom for items that he would like to contribute to the time capsule.

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Step 2: Select a Date

Give your child the paper and markers and ask them to decorate the sign for your time capsule. Decide on a date that you want to revisit the time capsule and have them write that on the sign too. Have your child tape the sign to the front of the capsule.

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Step 3: Fill the Time Capsule

Have your child add all of the family treasures to the time capsule.

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Step 4: Say Good-Bye for Now

Let your child have one more look inside before your time capsule is sealed.

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Step 5: Hide the Time Capsule Away

Since we are moving in a couple of months, we didn’t want to bury our time capsule outside. Instead we found a spot in top of one of the closets to hide our time capsule away.