Creating an Art Book for Your Child

Creating an Art Book for Your Child

I live with two crafty little ladies. They love to color, paint, and draw pictures. They color and home. They color at school. I have PILES of artwork in drawers, stacked on bookshelves, in my office, displayed on the wall. It is everywhere and it drives me crazy. Don’t get me wrong. I love to see their masterpieces, but all the papers were getting out of hand.

Before Christmas I had the idea of creating an art book for Zoë. The artwork that she had so proudly created was sitting in piles, not being appreciated. I didn’t want to recycle them, but they were taking up space and not being enjoyed. It took me about 15 minutes to scan 60 pages of her artwork. (Many of them were similar, so I chose the best of each design.) It took me an additional 30 minutes to upload the scanned images to Inkubook and drag them into an 8.5×11 book. I was so pleased with the result and it took less than one hour.

Zoë absolutely LOVED her book. She sat down in the middle of the floor on Christmas morning, with her sister and cousins opening up gifts all around her, and looked through the entire book admiring her pictures. It was one of the best gifts I could have given her. Now, this beautiful (small) little book sits proudly on her bookshelf, and her pile of artwork has already begun to rebuild itself…


  1. Brenda - May 4, 2012

    This is a great idea!  It seems like she comes home with 3 or 4 things every day…This is the best idea I have run across to preserve the memories.

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