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.

  • 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.

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