Thursday, September 8, 2011
What do you do with all of the many art works your children create? Usually you save the best, and let the rest go. Scanning or photographing the pieces you're saving — as well as some you're letting go, like the macaroni art and other pieces that just aren't going to save well — also makes a lot of sense. You might also want to create books of the best art work, using a service such as SouvenarteBooks — recommended by a number of other organizers, including Amanda Wiss and Deborah Gussoff.
But if you have something very special, maybe you want to go one step further. Mia van Beek of Formia Design can turn that special drawing into a keychain, a pendant, a brooch, earrings and more. That's her giraffe above.
SurfingSilver takes another approach, explaining that "Your child's artwork can be shrunk down on the copy machine and made into a fine silver pendant or a key medallion."
Want color, not just silver or gold? You could get a Sonia Spencer key ring or cufflinks made from a child's drawing.
What to Do with the Art: Yet More Options for Your Child's Masterpieces
Showcasing Your Child's Art: Five More Options