I keep pretty much every piece of 'art' my little ones make. I was spring cleaning a little and going through all the kids art work trying to keep the most special pieces - as even by age 4 my drawers are overflowing with precious scribbles and blobs of paint.
I couldn't bring myself to throw away any of the art and this project has been in the back of my mind for a long long time.
This is an example of the sorts of pieces I have.
I cut it into 4" x 5.5" pieces. I used a rotary cutter & a ruler - but you could use scissors and cut the lines carefully. Once the pieces were cut I put them on a piece 5" x 6.5" of contact paper and then stuck it to a plain 5"x 6.5" card.
I think you could also cut interesting shapes or animals out also - but I stuck with the rectangles.
I got this pack of 50 plain cards from Michaels years ago. I still had 46 left.
Once the art work and contact paper had been added to these cards - they are surprisingly solid - and the contact paper adds a little bit of luxury to the cards. I think you could just use glue to stick the art to the cards - but I like the way the contact paper keeps the art nicely flat - no wrinkles.
Here is a sample of the 46 cards we made.
Our cards include crayon art, poster paint, watercolor, shaving foam paint, scrapper art ...
... water bead painting, rain art and finger painting!
I seriously LOVE them and I can't wait to put together little sets wrapped in ribbon and give them to Grandma for birthdays, mother's day and other such celebrations!