Parents·Posted on Sep 6, 201426 Ways To Preserve Your Kids' Memories ForeverBecause your kids will be grown before you (and they) know it.by Mike SpohrBuzzFeed StaffFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink 1. Imprint a damaged teddy before throwing it away. notquitenigella.com Take a cue from Australian artist Geoffrey Ricardo by applying a light coat of paint to the front of your kid's teddy and pressing it against craft paper. 2. Turn one of your kid's drawings into a key chain. etsy.com Order one here from $89. 3. You can also turn a drawing into a softie. pinocchiosfriends.com Visit Pinocchio's Friends to learn more. 4. Preserve your baby's hospital hat and I.D. bracelet in an ornament. refunkmyjunk.com Buy a pack of clear glass ball ornaments here for $5.99. 5. Make a family yearbook. cre8d-design.com Find a tutorial using iPhoto and Blurb Bookstart here. 6. Catalogue memorable items from each school year. allthingsformom.com All you need are file folders and a filing cabinet or milk crate. 7. Another fun option is to make school memory boxes. herecomesthesunblog.net Find a tutorial here. 8. Keep an Ugly Photo Book. teresacollinsdesignsblog.com Instead of throwing out or deleting unflattering photos, save them in a photo book! One day you and your kids will laugh hysterically as you flip through it. 9. Take humorously inappropriate photos to give to your kid upon graduating from high school. lolblog.com Your kid will probably think you're nuts, but also pretty damn funny. 10. Save ticket stubs to every show, concert, and game that you see together. mercigifts.com Buy this organizer here for $16.95. 11. Collect keepsakes from family trips in jars. livinglocurto.com Years from now opening these will summon amazing sense-memories. 12. Make a photo book of your kid's artwork. blog.shutterfly.com Find out how one mom made hers using Shutterfly. 13. You can also save your kid's artwork (and a whole lot more!) with Keepy. keepy.me Store photos and videos online, from your kid's special days to their art and school work. 14. Document your pregnancy so that you can share it with your baby one day. thedaybabywasborn.com Learn how to make a free pregnancy journal with The Day Baby Was Born. 15. Save the packaging of your kid's favorite drinks and snacks. Flickr: stevendepolo / Via Creative Commons After cleaning these you can store them in a ziplock bag. Years from now, when the product's packaging has changed, your kids will relish this blast from the past. 16. Have a quilt made out of your kid's baby clothes. etsy.com Order one here. 17. Baby clothes can also be made into a teddy bear. thepatchworkbear.com Have one made by The Patchwork Bear for $98. 18. Frame fabric silhouette memory artwork. marthastewart.com Check out this incredible Martha Stewart tutorial that turns your kid's favorite clothes into a work of art. 19. Turn a shadow box into a "memory box." wipkits.blogspot.com Fill a shadow box with anything that's important to your child, from toy cars to outgrown shoes. 20. Interview your kids after family trips. classic-play.com It's fun to re-visit these on the eve of your family's next vacation. 21. You can interview them at the end of the year, too. oopseydaisyblog.com Learn about the one seen above here, or download an interview .pdf. 22. Keep a family blog. Antonio_Diaz/Antonio_Diaz It'll be a blast for all of you to read about your adventures together one day. 23. Write down all of the funny things your kid says. themomcreative.com Order this journal here. 24. You can also turn one of their quotes into a wall hanging. blurts.me Visit Blurts to learn more. 25. Keep annual time capsules. kidgiddy.blogspot.com Order a "viewtainer" here for $4.55. 26. Put a "Good Time Jar" on your counter. Facebook: Homestead-Survival Get your family into the habit of writing a short note and dropping it into the jar whenever you have a special moment together. Years from now the contents of your jar will be worth more than gold. Want more great DIY ideas for parents? Sign up for the weekly BuzzFeed Parents newsletter!