Jun 202011
 

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?

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  1. 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. ;)

    • 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. 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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