Perms, culottes, the Spice Girls... we all have those past interests and fashion choices that make us cringe. But isn't it fun to look back and laugh? Give your future self a chuckle by putting together a time capsule.
A time capsule should contain items that will remind you of the time you buried it. This could include a copy of a current newspaper or magazine, a copy of a recent release CD or DVD and a new technology (for a 2010 time capsule that might be an iPhone). You can make your time capsule more personal by adding things like photographs of you and your family and friends, your diary or your favourite T-shirt. Finally, make a list of your predictions for the year when the capsule will be opened (will we be driving flying cars? How small will computers be? Will the Rolling Stone have played their final final concert?)
Place these items in a waterproof, airtight container (you can make one by following these instructions) and bury it somewhere safe (your backyard – or your parent's backyard – is usually the safest place). Mark the spot with a plant or garden ornament so that you will be able to find it later.
Before you know it, the future will be upon us and today will be a moment captured by your time capsule.