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Make a Keepsake Book of your Child's Artwork

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If you are a parent, chances are that your child(or children as is my case) produces reams and reams of artwork, craft, cards little writings and whathaveyou that you certainly feel like you should keep, and your child won't let you get rid of. What to do?
My house was becoming overloaded with little piles of paper, time to do something about it.

I happened across this video on youtube, and was inspired to alleviate the problem while preserving all the work.

I didn't have all the things that were used in the video that inspired me on hand, so I just improvised my own bookbinding jig, it works pretty good (from an amateur book binders perspective). It is certainly sufficient for the task at hand, and I can see myself using it again once my daughters pile has grown a little larger.

It defiantly helped go through some of the craft bins and art piles.It made for a fun activity, my son was even got involved in picking and sorting and best of all purging.

My wife was really pleased with this one as it reduced a lot of mess and made it into something that my son can keep forever, which is why I called it a keepsake book. 

 
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That is a very nice idea!
artfulann1 year ago
Nicely done! And the addition of making a jig is something I wouldn't have thought of but with the continued making of art clutter piles, very pratical. So pratical that I might have to "jig" out there and try to make one without any proper tools!

sunshiine2 years ago
This is such a clever idea! My daughter would have loved it! At least we can share this for when the grand-kids come along. Thanks for sharing.
Sunshiine
fjordcarver (author)  sunshiine2 years ago
Cheers, thanks sunshiine. My boy likes the first one. (I like the clutter that it eliminated almost as much)