Your kids first art projects, what do you do with them? By the end of the month you have a stack of paper. How do you store it? Display it?
I’ve been storing all the papers in a binder but it’s starting to overflow already.
I decided to create something meaningful for them because years from now they won’t know what to do with a stack of paper from when they were three either.
A project you made for them using their art: that they’ll remember.
- Have kids choose favorite to hang up and keep. Here are ideas to display them: Rotating art display. You can see ideas here. I particularly like the matching frames with binder clips to display and easy open frames to rotate pictures effortlessly. Learn how to make the frames with clips here.
- Create story with art pieces if one or more go together (can take pictures and use same picture throughout story.)
- Create a collage of your kid’s art on a Canva, PicMonkey, or Photoshop and print it. Put it in the frame. Then hang a photo of your child above the artwork like this woman did. Looks great!
- Create your own book using plumprint. Prices start at $40 for digital copy only and $80 for softcover book
- Have Shutterfly help you preserve your kids’ art on a mug, charm bracelet, minibook, canvas, plate, pillow, or puzzle. Prices range $10-50+
- Itsy art will compress your children’s art into smaller size to create a lovely display. My favorite is the finger print name and initial artwork piece. Prices start at $50
- Send your art to Artkive. They professionally photograph it and upload it to your account. Create custom books. A shipping kit starts at $39 and books start at $75 for 25 pieces of art.
- Make a key chain, stuffed animal or ornament out of your kids art and momentos. Love these ideas.
- Kids Kreations has a unique assortment of products you can turn your kids art into: beach towel, apron, charm, car shade, cutting board, magnet, stickers, puzzle and more. This is a fundraising service but you can order for yourself as well. Prices start at $14.50
- Print Art Kids provides many gift ideas to preserve your kids’ art. I like the puzzle, gift labels, notepads, note cards, and address labels. Creative ways to celebrate your child’s art all the time! Prices start at $14.50, many cost 20+.
- You can even make candles by having your child draw on tissue paper and heat transfer it onto the candle. Wow! See how here.