How To Make a Pandemic Time Capsule


June Hill, Editor-In-Chief

As unthinkable as it sounds there may come a day where you want to look back on 2020 and remember what you were thinking and feeling. By putting together a time capsule you will be able to reflect on the good and the bad of this crazy year in the future.

You might need:

  • Paint
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Markers or colored pencils
  • Tissue paper 
  1. Choose a jar, box, or other container to store your items inside. 
  2. Decorate the container in any way you like. 
  3. Think about everything that happened, happy or sad, and choose items that reflect those moments. Could be a print out of a newspaper headline from back in March, or some sadly unused tickets from a concert. 
  4. Compile plenty of photos, either on a flash drive or printed out, of things you want to remember.
  5. Write a letter to your future self. What has changed because of COVID-19? What do you hope your life looks like in the future?
  6. Tuck everything safely in the container and seal it shut. You might want to pack it with tissue paper.
  7. Write the date that you plan to reopen the time capsule on the outside, Maybe add the event in your phone calendar.