Your kids are probably some of the most creative people you know. Over the years, they’re going to bring home a lot of art projects. Some of their artwork can be easily glued into a scrapbook with the right adhesive. Others are a little more difficult to manage—either because they’re bulky or three-dimensional.
It’s simple to photograph your child’s artwork. If it can fit on top of your scanner, you can simply scan it, too. To photograph it, however, just find a spot in your home that has good lighting and little background clutter. If you need to, place a solid-colored sheet on a wall and place the artwork in front of it. Take several photos to ensure that you really get a good shot.
Print your photos on archival quality paper—and use archival ink. Make sure each print is no smaller than 5×7. This is the best way to enjoy your child’s artwork.
Once you have the photos ready, you can begin putting your scrapbook together. Try keeping embellishments to a minimum. This ensures that the main focus of the page is your child’s artwork. Give each piece of art a title—but avoid using ribbons, glitter, or other embellishments that can be distracting.
Make sure you keep your child’s artwork safe in a scrapbook! Enjoy it for years to come.