In the Paper Pile Makeover we’re looking at every kind of paper that accumulates in the house. One of these is children’s school and artwork: precious, but boundless.
Recently my sweet and sentimental mom decided it was time to pass down the artwork she had saved for me from my childhood. With the number of rainbow drawings and writing samples, the collection was far too vast for me to keep.
I sorted through them and chose a few to keep in a scrapbook. The scrapbook is low-key and simple: less than $10 and it has 12-inch pages with sheet protectors to slide the artwork into.
The one deciding factor:
I love looking through the pages of this art scrapbook. My mom had written short notes and dates on the backs to explain their significance. There are paintings, short stories, and drawings. I still draw birds in the exact same way.
Do you have a plan to manage your kid’s art?
Help from Experienced Moms
What to Do With All of This Artwork? - Kiddio gives help for choosing which artwork is worth keeping, how to store it, and even tips for how to trash it without tears.
Look What I Made! – Holly shares how she keeps and displays the special artwork from her three children, but avoids keeping dozens of glued macaroni pages for posterity.
Like Mother, Like Daughter – Dana shares the scrapbook of her eight-year-old daughter’s art. What I love about this one is how her daughter chooses which art to save and creates the scrapbook herself.