Since this post when I shared a little bit about my most recent approach to scrapbooking I’ve gotten quite a few emails asking me about the copy of Emily’s artwork that I included on one of her journal pages.
I have an HP Photosmart C7250 all in one printer (nothing fancy, got it at costco on coupon) that I used to scan and shrink down her picture (which was orginally on an 8.5 X 11 inch piece of paper) then printed it on photo paper.
I must admit that was the first time I’d ever thought to shrink her artwork down to a more manageable size. We do have a lot of it hanging around afterall (anyone else?) and finding something to do with it all seems to be an ever growing problem, especially now that we have two in school.
Since experimenting with some of Emily’s artwork and my handy dandy scanner I’ve created this fun little project for her grandparents:
Included inside are some of her favorite pieces of art which I took photos of and then printed on white cardstock:
While searching online for more fun ideas of things to do with children’s artwork I’ve come across some amazing ideas that I wanted to share with you!
This darling little company is founded by Donna Gryboski, a mom just like us, who after drowning in all the piles of her children’s artwork decided to take matters into her own hands. There certainly wasn’t enough wall space in her home to display it all and so she began scanning all their artwork and digitizing it. After researching printers and book binders online she had a book created with all of their artwork and while pleased with the result decided to take her idea one step further.
In April 2007 Petite Picasso was born and Donna has been preserving children’s artwork around the country and overseas ever since. Her children’s art books are lovely and what a treasured keepsake! Have a peek at Donna’s website and you’ll find a variety of beautiful products that can be created with your child’s artwork.
Another fabulous idea I ran accross were these adorable creations from Formia Design. What mother wouldn’t love to have one of these! Find out more about how to have one of your child’s pieces of art turned into darling piece of jewellery here.
This is definately on my list of something I’d like to try! How fun would that be hanging somewhere in your house!
Have a look at this amazing wall display! Simply adorable. You can find more details on how Jen created this look on her wonderful blog.
There are so many fun ideas out there of how to preserve children’s artwork…books,jewellery, more wall art. Need even more ideas? The Simple Scrapper compiled some in this post!
Enjoy some of these fabulous links! Let us know what you have done or plan on doing to preserve your own child’s art!