School Art/Craft Projects

Colin and Kara bring home the cutest preschool crafts! The table in my office was stacked full of their handiwork.

I want to include these projects in my children’s school scrapbooks but don’t have time to create a layout for each individual item. What’s my solution? I take individual photos of each project and have them printed as 6×4 photos.

Next I order the photos and insert them into We R Memory Keepers 12×12 3-Ring Photo Sleeve Refills with 6×4 Pocket. The 6×4 photos fit perfectly in the sleeves and do not need to be trimmed at all. Voila, art/craft projects preserved for this year!

For Kara’s first year of preschool, Colin was a baby and Kara still napped so I had more time on my hands. When I did her craft photos for that year, I used Photoshop to put the creation date, what the craft/art project was for and what medium she used. I have a lot less time now that they are 2 and 4 so the photos didn’t get labeled this year.

These photo sleeves go into my children’s school scrapbooks right after the layouts from the same school year. I have used We R Memory Keepers Faux Leather 12×12 3-Ring Binder Album for all my scrapbooks since 2007.

The 3 ring binders come in a large selection of colors. My binders are color coded – Colin’s first year (baby blue), Kara’s first year (pretty pink), family albums (country blue), Kara’s school book (buttercup), Colin’s school book (kiwi).  The 3 ring feature allow me to scrapbook out of order, use the pocket photo sleeves and fit 60 layouts into one album! Another great feature is each album comes with a book plate for easy labeling.

For now I have room to keep the original art/craft projects on my bookcase.

What do you do with your children’s art/craft projects?

Comments

  1. Linda says

    Holy cow. I am so impressed!! I have done nothing with them, and threw most of the stuff from the first few years away already. I am in awe of your Mom-ness. I bow to you, Kelly. ;)

    • says

      You are too funny Linda. I think I overcompensate because I don’t have anything from my own childhood. We were immigrants so my parents worked several jobs to make ends meet. No time for photos or anything else!

  2. Shannon says

    Wow….this is a great idea and you are one super organized Mom! I wish I had been this on top of things with mine….I still have alot of their “stuff” but it is quite frankly a mess and can’t remember at this point when it was from…lol…but at least I saved some ☺ I have also seen where people do color copies and shrink them down and add them as a flip-page to their scrapbook pages…pretty cool idea too!

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