I have been asked how I store my children’s art. I came up with a solution last year. I hope you will check out the art storage binders we made for last year. The basic concept is that I want to be able to keep things for my kids – their school work and art work. However, I’m a purger, so it’s hard for me to not toss things. The deal with the binder is that I fill it with empty plastic sheet protectors. They keep the work they want to save in the binder. If it gets all filled up, they have to begin making some choices about what they are willing to give away as a card or drawing (Grandma is a great option), recycle or toss.
I love the cupcake liner art we did last year. However, I thought it would be fun to come up with a new idea from the front of the binders this year.
The first step is to find a silhouette of an image or animal you’d like to have on your artwork. I just did a google image search. I asked my kids want animal they wanted, and I typed in “owl silhouette” or whatever image you want. Size and print on stock paper. This will be your template. Then, cut out the silhouette. I mostly used scissors, but the owl took an exacto knife.
I had the kids pick out the paper they wanted. We did the paper underneath with a solid silhouette, but you can do the reverse.
The next step is to trace your template. The girls could do a bit of this on their own, but they had the most success when I held the paper for them.
Next step is to glue it down. I used Mod Podge. Why? I was out of glue sticks. Glue sticks are definitely the best solution. We glued these onto our patterned 8.5″ x 11″.
The final step was to add our sticker names.