The Spunky is now in Year 2 yet I still see a lot of art projects being sent home on a daily basis. So I dug an old but remarkable post I had in a.M.o.T from August of 2011 that I know will come in handy again as I try to sort out projects. And since it’s spring break for us now, this is the perfect time for me to take this on. I also know mommies with a preschooler or older with really benefit from this. It’s a simple task you will and your child will enjoy doing together as well — Happy Sorting!
(published last 16 August 2011) Summer is definitely over and tomorrow, it’s back to school for the Menca. In fact, just this morning was our meet-and-greet-the- teacher day. You should have seen how excited she was, exploring her classroom, and seeing the smile on her face as she saw that her huge photo of her plastered on the wall, together with the rest of her classmates. She was so proud. At last she is K2:-)
I on the other hand, have already figured out how to tackle the load of school artwork she will be bringing home this coming school year. And same as last year, I know It will be massive. But being the sentimental Mommy that I am,
and an art collector at that, I cannot, in the life of me, just throw or set them aside like it was nothing…..
So, think think think….
Over the summer, this became one of my projects: To organize and compile all of Menca’s artwork as neatly and as inexpensive as possible………
And….. tada! Here they are now . You can view them all in one sitting, so neat like an artist’s portfolio! Menca can surely look at this 10yrs from now and will bring back lots of good and happy memories.
It was a simple task but a bit time consuming. I set out two days max for this project, which included buying of the materials. If, by any chance, you want to preserve your child’s artwork, read on and follow what I did (you can improvise of course).
Glue or Tape
The Step by Step Process
I planned it like a book, chose a cover then organized the artwork by classification or theme. In this case I did group it as: (1) All About Menca in K1 (2) Under the Sea Creatures (3) Land Animals (3) Holidays, etc…
Then I took blank sheets of A4 pager and laid out , first without glueing them , how each artwork will be placed.
If you hare happy with the layout, then its time to glue. If glue won’t work, try double sided tape.
Next you can add some labels and other crafts on the side. Here, Menca’s brother Paolo, who is the real artist in the family, added interesting captions and words to each of the pages. It’s nice to add some stuff, so it can be like a scrapbook or a story book without words.
That’s it. I hope you enjoyed my little (or not so little) D.I.Y for your little one.
As for me, I know I will be doing this again, for this coming school year, and maybe for another 5 yrs after. But no sweat. It’s a D.I.Y I will truly treasure for the rest of my life….
Do share !!! Comment with photos here or in my FB page what you have done https://www.facebook.com/miaymarchphotographydesign .