a Time Capsule with Things
Around the House
Time Capsules are a great
way to preserve items from today, to share
with future generations. I remember when
I was in school, we saved items from our
class to be opened many years later. We
saved things like CD's, VHS Tapes, photographs,
newspaper clippings, locks of hair, and
many other little treasures that future
generations would understand came from
Creating a time capsule
with your class/kids is a great activity,
and it doesn't cost a lot to prepare.
The Container: You
need a container that will not fall apart
after years (if you decide to bury it).
I have 2 containers that I have chosen
for demonstration purposes. One is a plastic
coffee container. The lid fits on snug,
and it's durable enough to withstand the
elements. The other container is a colostrum
milk container from my goat supplier.
The lid on this container screws on, and
is made of a heavy plastic.
How to preserve contents:
You can purchase really small ziplock
bags, or envelopes at any craft store.
I bought the little bags in the photograph
for $1.50 at Walmart and there were over
100 in the package. Envelopes of varying
shapes and sizes are also pretty good
to use. Keeping everything in ziplock
bags will aid in preventing moisture from
damaging the items stored in the time
What to include in your
time capsule: You can put anything
in your time capsule. The important thing
is to share with whoever may open it years
later a little bit about yourself.
specific dates in time
Grocery ads or coupons
DVD's or musical CD's
Postcards from a certain location or trip
a letter written to the future (who may
find or open the time capsule)