Using and Saving Your Children’s Artwork: Handmade Journals and Party Favor
My kids are constantly drawing or writing at home and we go thru a lot of paper and paper journals. I was at the store the other day and they were selling those simple “composition” journals for 50 cents! (love those back-to-school specials!) My kids like to use the blank page journals so I bought–a lot.
I love the price, but have never loved the look of those composition journals. I suddenly got the idea (which maybe many other moms have already thought of) to make covers out of beautiful watercolor paintings my children have done.
Using my paper cutter and Elmer’s “Extreme” heavy duty glue stick, my son and I were able to securely cover many journals in no time. And, I felt so happy because each journal used almost a full piece of artwork!
As I was working, I thought that at 50 cents each, these journals would make great party favors. We are going out to dinner soon with a group of five children and I thought it would be nice to bring these journals with a few colored pencils for the kids to use while waiting for dinner.
And please stay tuned…I’ll share an idea from my son’s teacher to use children’s artwork in a later post…