- Make sure you save a few! I save ones that are especially cool looking or show a new skill.
- Give them away to relatives, especially those who don't get to see your child that often.
- Use them as wrapping paper for gifts in the family. Smaller paper fits around books and DVDs well.
- Make them into greeting cards. Birthdays, get well, thank yous, anything!
- Make them into book marks, for yourself or others.
- Use them as backing paper for scrapbooking.
- Use them as artwork in the bed room of a younger sibling, especially a new baby. You could even experiment with white and black paper and paint to appeal most to a newborn.
- Use them as the backing for a memory board.
- Save them up and make birthday invitations or thank yous out of them.
- Use them as the mounting background for pictures in frames.
- Make them into Christmas tree ornaments. You could cut them into traditional shapes (think Christmas cookie shapes, the cutters for which you could use as a guide). You could even glue a photo on.
Thursday, June 16, 2011
What to do with all those finger paintings
Natalie will make a finger painting almost every day. It is still so new that I feel bad throwing away her art work. Here are some ideas of what to do with those crayon scribbles and finger paintings.