I saved Eldest's favorite pieces from her pre-school days, but with the scallywag's own masterpieces constantly coming home, it's something I've been considing quite a lot lately. Where can I put it all? Then I remembered something I saw on Pinterest. Tell me if you remember this one because it really made the rounds.
Making a book out of your child's art is brilliant. Not only does it preserve every piece they've created, but it also provides a timeless, stylish, and space-saving keepsake. Give them to grandparents at Christmas, your spouse for their birthday, or even to your child as a "just because". They will think it is so cool to have a book featuring their works of art!
Since September I've been using Snapfish to create a book out of my son's artwork. Every week I take a picture or scan his latest pieces, then upload them onto our saved book project. I always type in a title and the date he created it. By the time May rolls around we're going to have an amazing tome of 4 year old masterpieces! The hardest part may be figuring out the cover art.
Gosh, I wish this was around when Eldest was younger. But just because it wasn't doesnt mean I can't make her a book as well. I'm very glad that her art from pre-school was saved. I know what I may be putting together for her 13th birthday!
As a parent, I highly recommend using this as a method of keeping your children's art. It's very simple, and when you're done you'll have a book filled with a colorful glimpse into their imagination during a precious time in their lives!