I know I've written some previous blog posts about storing and displaying your child's artwork. Here are a few more ideas:
- Load digital photos onto a digital photo frame and create a slide show of the masterpieces.
- Use small notebooks to keep notes and small drawings.
- Make a scrapbook of artwork for each school year.
- Slide artwork into a binder with page protectors, storing two pictures back-to-back in one page protector.
- Scan the artwork and burn it onto a disk or memory stick.
- Turn the favorite pieces into a calendar by taking digital pictures of the artwork. Instead of using photos of people to create the calendar, use your digital artwork.
- Take a digital picture of each picture and keep them in a photo album.
- Frame some of the special artwork for yourself and/or grandparents.
- Have one piece professionally framed each year - with the child's name, age, and description of the artwork on it.
- Create a digital scrapbook of the school year.
- Scan them and turn them into cards or wrapping paper.
- Make a digital collage - as a picture, mug, calendar, blanket, mouse pad.
- Use framing mats as a rotating gallery on one wall.
- Create a hardcover photobook through a photo site and display it as a "coffee table" book. You could have your child write a note about each piece of art.
- Store artwork in school years booklets ... the ones that have a folder and pages for your child to record memories each year.
- Take pictures of the art work or scan it, and print it out on T-shirt iron-on-transfers.
- Decoupage a wooden toy box, small keepsake boxes, or a piece of wood, using several art pieces.
- Scan them and make magnets for family members. Different sites offer free ones for various holidays - Father's Day, Mother's Day, etc.
- Take art to a nursing home for their rooms - to brighten their day. You get rid of the extra "art" and have a lesson in charity.
- Take a picture of your child with the artwork and put the picture in a scrapbook. It records not only the art but the age at which your child created it.
- Post them on Artsonia, an online kids' art gallery.
- Use black frames and white mats, several on one wall - looks like custom art.
- Store your child's collection of artwork in a Dynamic Frame, swapping out artwork in a jiffy.
- Take photos and make them small enough to fit charm bracelet frames/charms. Tie a ribbon on each and hang them as a decorations on your Christmas tree.
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