"But, really, they're beautiful!" I say as my boyfriend rolls his eyes in desperation.
What else am I supposed to say? I'm a mom, for goodness' sake!
As a mom, I appreciate every little thing my son says and does. Each piece of crinkly paper full of messy lines, a slew of dots and globs of finger paint.
After a few months, though, the items were giving me a dang headache every time I stared at the growing pile. So I consulted Pinterest for ways to save those beloved pieces of art that wasn't just keeping them in a large Ziploc bag.
- Scan the art pieces and create a collage
- Use Mod Podge to create an artsy kid's table top
- Laminate the 'good ones' to create placemats
There are a bunch more creative ideas for saving children's artwork on Pinterest that I would love to do (especially that table top!) , but they cost more than I can afford right now.
So, I chose my cheapest and most time-effective options:
I copied my sons teacher and bought a $4.00 roll of clear contact paper from Amazon to showcase a few pieces of art on our walls and door. It's not my favorite option, but Equis likes that the art is at his eye level, and it made him so excited to see his work on the wall!
I scanned the rest of the artwork and used the digital versions to create PicMonkey collages. Instead of framing and hanging the collages on the wall, however, I'm planning on placing them in Equis' Scrapbook.
Have you ever hoarded your children's artwork?
How do you preserve those beloved pieces?
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