Outline of an open lesson on the topic “Scrapbooking Design”

Subject (focus): “Needlework”, additional education

Children age: 12-13 years old.

Group – 12 people (second year of study)

The number of hours allotted for the implementation of the project: 18 hours

 The number of hours allotted for the implementation of the lesson: 1 hour                  

        This lesson is an integral part of the “Scrapbooking” program, designed for students 12-14 years old. This lesson can be used in project activities on the topic “Scrapbooking”.

Scrapbooking, scrapbooking (English scrapbooking, from English scrapbook: scrap – a clipping, book – a book, literally “a book from clippings”) is a kind of handicraft art, which consists in the manufacture and design of family or personal photo albums.

This type of creativity is a way of storing personal and family history in the form of photographs, newspaper clippings, drawings, notes and other memorabilia, using a peculiar way of saving and transmitting individual stories using special visual and tactile techniques instead of the usual story. The main idea behind scrapbooking is to preserve photographs and other memorabilia of any event for a long time for future generations. In this program, the main emphasis is on creating handmade cards using the scrapbooking technique.

The modern type of handicraft art – scrapbooking allows students to plunge into the fabulous, wonderful world of creativity, which allows them to show and develop their imagination, creative thinking, and the individual abilities of each child.

Scrapbooking helps to form a child’s new thinking, contributes to the development of visual culture, skills and abilities of artistic creativity. From childhood, a child learns to be in harmony with nature, begins to value and cherish the culture of the past and present, and artistically transform the world around him.

Purpose:  Development of design skills in the design of a photo album using the scrapbooking technique.



  1. To give the skills to decorate a photo using the scrapbooking technique;
  2. to form practical skills in the scrapbooking technique;
  3.  to consolidate the skills of handling the simplest tools of labor;
  4.  to teach how to create souvenir products, handmade albums using scrapbooking technique.


1. to develop aesthetic taste, color perception in the process of photographing;

2. to form in children practical skills of working in the scrapbooking technique;

3. to consolidate the skills of handling the simplest tools:

4. develop the artistic taste, creativity and imagination of children based on knowledge, abilities and skills;

5. to develop aesthetic feelings and ideas, creative thinking and imagination, the ability to be creative in the implementation of the plan;

6. develop spatial imagination.


  1. foster interest in working in the scrapbooking technique;
  2. to educate the hard work and communication of students;
  3. to form a culture of work, to teach accuracy, the ability to use material carefully and economically, to keep the workplace in order.

Lesson form  group and individual.

Didactic principles: the  principle of accessibility, visibility, the principle of systematicity and consistency, the principle of combining various forms of organizing training.

Materials and equipment:

– colored cardboard,

– decorative paper,

– Photo,

– decorative elements (sequins, ribbons, clippings, stickers, etc.),

– Papyrus glue, glue stick,

– scissors,

– pencils,

– ruler,

– markers,

– notebook;

– multimedia projector;

– screen;

-scrapbooking paper;

– glue gun;

– Double-sided tape;

– scissors;

– curly hole punches

Visual and didactic material:

– finished albums in scrapbooking style;

– presentation for the lesson;

– videos “Scrapbooking Lessons”;

– technological maps (sketches) for composing compositions;

– color circle.

Lesson plan

Organizational moment – 1 min.

Purpose: To prepare children for work in the classroom.


Presentation of the topic and purpose of the lesson – 2 min.

Purpose: Preparation for vigorous activity in the classroom.

Repetition of what was learned – 10 minutes.

Purpose: to form an idea of ​​the studied object and its essence, on their basis to develop skills.

Comprehension exercise – 3 min.

Purpose: application of knowledge and its secondary application in practice.

Independent work – 15 min.

Purpose: Stimulating the assimilation of new material.

Generalization and systematization of knowledge – 5 min.

Purpose: Stimulating the assimilation of new material.

Summing up – 8 min.

Conduct an analysis of the success of mastering knowledge and methods of activity.

Homework – 1 min.

Purpose: to give homework, which is aimed at further developing knowledge.


Presentation of the topic and purpose of the lesson – 2 min.

Each of us has a huge amount of photos. We capture almost every step. And then what do we do with these photos? We just put them in a photo album and show them to guests from time to time. And you can make an album that is interesting not only to leaf through and examine, but also to re-read. Yes, don’t be surprised. Over the course of several lessons, we studied what scrapbooking is, got acquainted with the styles and design rules. And today I would like you to apply all your knowledge in the making of the album. But not just an album, but the annals of our association in the style of scrapbooking.

 1. Repetition of what was learned – 10 minutes.

Let’s remember first.

1.What is scrapbooking?

Children’s answers:  This word comes from the English word Scrap – clipping and book – books, and all together means to make notes in a book.

  1. Which famous writer invented and patented a scrapbooking album with self-adhesive pages?

Children’s Answers:   At the end of the 19th century, the famous writer Mark Twain invented and patented an album with self-adhesive pages. To decorate the albums, they began to use fabric, leather, clasps, ribbons and various fasteners. With the advent of cameras, they were supplemented by photographs. Young ladies all over Europe began filling out and decorating school diaries and ladies’ albums.

  1. In which country at the beginning of the 20th century the art of scrapbooking was revived?

Children’s answers:  At the end of the 20th century, scrapbooking was revived thanks to the American Christensen family, who presented 50 family history albums to the public, wrote a book and created an online store of materials for this type of needlework.

  1. What styles of scrapbooking album design have we met?

 The presentation “Scrapbooking Styles” is used for the answer.

  1. What materials and techniques are used to create scrapbooking albums?

Children’s Answers: Students list scrapbooking techniques and materials.

Comprehension exercise – 5 min.

Let’s remember. What kind of device helps us choose the right combination of colors.

Children’s answers : Color wheel.

Students are given a color wheel and geometric shapes made of cardboard of different colors.

How to arrange a photo so that it is both beautiful and clear what the page is about? Here you need to know some rules of composition.

 Composition is the art of harmoniously linking together a variety of elements and details.

1. The simplest thing is to place the photo in the center, and make a symmetrical decor around.

 2. You can move the photo vertically and horizontally.

To begin with, instead of a photo, we will use different geometric shapes. And we will try to make a harmonious composition of them. We studied the rules for composing a composition in previous lessons. Now let’s take the color wheel and build the composition with the addition of harmonious colors. Remember the video tutorials that we watched when studying the topic “Scrapbooking”.

So, you have practiced performing compositions. Now let’s move on to creating our own album pages. To do this, we will divide into groups of 4 people. Each group will run a page on a specific topic.

Independent work – 15 min.

During independent work, the teacher gives explanations, talks about the rules for composing a composition, additional materials, etc.

Think about the topic of the page in advance. What is it about? What event or person is the work dedicated to? What is special about it that is worth remembering forever? Each page is a little story captured by the photographer. All other details are just an addition.

 Before you start designing, choose the best photo. Decide what’s most important. You can crop all unnecessary (the photo can be round, oval, square). This photo will be the center of the composition. There can be more than one photo on one page, but the rest are an addition to the main one and are somehow connected with it. This connecting thread can be a headline, a story about an event, and decorative elements.

Each page has a background on which everything else is laid out. It’s like the wallpaper on the wall where we see the picture. Choose a paper of such a color so that the future photo will be matched in color. The background can be of several colors. Usually the photograph is framed. In our case, this will be the background under the photo. This is also a background, but less than the main one. It protrudes beyond the edges of the photo and does not necessarily follow the outline of the photo, but should be in the theme of the page. The paper can be different: decorative, foil, etc.

What parts should I choose?

 First of all, that which conveys the mood of the photograph.

 – What details fit the story of the holiday? (flags, balls)

 – What details fit into a story about entertainment in an amusement park? (tickets, candy wrappers)

 – To a story about a vacation at sea? (train tickets, shells)

 – To the story about the rest in the country? (dried flowers, leaves, etc.)

 – Before sticking the parts, you need to lay them out on the sheet and see how it will look. You cannot place many large details in one place, as they will attract the eye, and the photo will remain invisible.

To remember interesting moments in our life, it is necessary to use headings, short captions and notes describing the topic.

For example: “At the dacha”, “At the zoo”, “Girlfriends”, “Happy birthday”, etc.

The scrapbooking technique is used to create not only classic rectangular albums. They can be in the form of a house or castle, a circle, even in the form of a cake, an apron, scrambled eggs, etc.

Students discuss in groups the sketch of the page, talk about the topic of their work. They select all the necessary elements and proceed to the task.

Slideshow with photo options

Summing up the results of the lesson:

Today you once again remembered what scrapbooking is. We learned how to design scrapbooking pages. Each group has created a unique page in the history of our association. Now we will combine them into a single album.


I would really like you to continue doing this kind of creativity and decorate your albums at home. As a homework assignment, search the internet for specific album layouts. They are called sketches. And choose the ones you like the most. You can print them out and bring them to class.


1. Kaminskaya E. “Scrapbooking. The art of decorating photographs and photo albums “, Ripol Classic, 2012

2. Lapteva T. “Scrapbooking. Fundamentals of the Art of Photo Design ”. Eksmo, 2011

Source : https://nsportal.ru/kultura/dekorativno-prikladnoe-iskusstvo-i-narodnye-promysly/library/2016/02/25/plan-konspekt

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