Sunday, September 4, 2011

sharing your kids' art on a page

I don't know if anyone else has this problem but my girls are so into drawing and coloring that their art is taking over my kitchen. It is spilling out of the big cupboard where we store their art supplies and is piled up on the counter by the sink. I have been trying to find a solution other than just taking all of it and chucking it into the garbage can.

Often times I'll pull a few favorites out of the pile to save and the girls obviously have their favorites as well (every single paper they've ever touched with a crayon, marker or paint).

One friend suggest that we take pictures of the girls holding their favorites and then throw the papers away. You could then make a collage with these images and put them on a layout or in a binder or something.

I like that idea.

One day Aimee was coloring up a storm as she is apt to do these days so I asked her if she'd make me a couple of small drawings as I had a scrapbook page in mind:




Aren't those the sweetest? She's just recently REALLY taken a liking to drawing and coloring. So much, in fact, that it's what she wants to do all day, every day and we very often have to clean up the piles of paper and crayons strewn about on the kitchen floor, the carpet in our den and the floor by the front door. 


Papers, etc. from a recent Studio Calico kit (March?) that I loved. Papers from Sassafras, Crate Paper, (the small butterflies were punched from one of the little ad inserts you always get with your kit), alphas from American Crafts and Sassafras and twine from the Twinery. 

Have a great day!

4 comments:

Pam said...

This is so sweet, what a great idea!!! I need to do this with the millions of pictures we have;)

I love how you scrapped this too...great colors and the rainbow pp is perfect here!

Kathy Martin said...

Excellent! I LOVE when children's artwork is added to a page!!!! :)

Jamie said...

So super cute! I love all the fun, cheery colors. And, the artwork is just so adorable.

Jamie
Http://oohlalapaperie.blogspot.com

Michelle said...

So cute. I heard the best idea for kids artwork: save the best from the year separated by child. At the end of the year take it to Kinkos and have it spiral bound. It's cheap and keeps it all together.