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If you have a little artist like me, this is a great solution for all their drawings they won’t let you throw away.

My boys, especially my two younger ones, are really into drawing. They’re constantly drawing characters, mazes, creatures, and more. Plus they’re bringing art and projects home from school!

Because of this, we have lots and lots and lots of papers everywhere. And they often don’t want to throw any of them away.

So I decided instead of keeping all these free floating papers, I would photograph each of them and put them in a book!

Mixbook makes beautiful custom photo books and made this art book project so easy

Of course I turned to Mixbook, our favorite custom photo book company, to make a beautiful photo book filled with kid’s art.

Mixbook makes it so easy to upload photos, choose a layout or make your own, and drag and drop the photos.

From start to finish this book took me about twenty minutes to make. And I can’t tell you how great it felt to throw away all those drawings afterward.

You could make new books once a year or every six months!

Mixbook has several sizes of books, so you could make these into little booklets that you could keep on a shelf in their room.

If you make one every six months or once a year, you could create a whole compilation of all your child’s artwork in beautifully bound books!

Here’s a few quick tips to make this process easy

To make this easy and efficient for you, here’s a quick step by step of how I do this.

  1. Tell your child you’re making a photo book of all their artwork. Help them feel excited about all their artwork being in a book so they aren’t surprised when their artwork is thrown away!
  2. Take a photo on your phone every time they do a drawing or bring artwork home from school. Or set aside time each week to go through the papers (keep them in a basket in the meantime). Lay it flat in good light and snap a picture. Crop it down to just the paper.
  3. Try some variation — have them hold their artwork up and take a picture of them with their drawing!
  4. Save all the photos in a folder on your phone.
  5. Toss the artwork (unless it’s something you want to frame, obviously).
  6. When you’re ready to make a book, all your photos will be ready to go in one place!

Mixbook has great deals on photobooks all the time — and they gave me a code MWHITE50 for 50% off your order!

They also have cards and prints and photo books, so make your child an artbook OR blow up one of your child’s best drawings for the wall, OR order birth announcements for your new baby, OR whatever the heck you want!

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How to Make A Kids Art Book (And Get Rid of the Millions of Papers in Your House)

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If you have a little artist like me, this is a great solution for all their drawings they won’t let you throw away.

 

My boys, especially my two younger ones, are really into drawing. They’re constantly drawing characters, mazes, creatures, and more. Plus they’re bringing art and projects home from school!

Because of this, we have lots and lots and lots of papers everywhere. And they often don’t want to throw any of them away.

So I decided instead of keeping all these free floating papers, I would photograph each of them and put them in a book!

how to get rid of 10 million pieces of kid artwork in your home
art and coloring pencils on round table

 

Mixbook makes beautiful custom photo books and made this art book project so easy

Of course I turned to Mixbook, our favorite custom photo book company, to make a beautiful photo book filled with kid’s art.

Mixbook makes it so easy to upload photos, choose a layout or make your own, and drag and drop the photos.

From start to finish this book took me about twenty minutes to make. And I can’t tell you how great it felt to throw away all those drawings afterward.

 

You could make new books once a year or every six months!

Mixbook has several sizes of books, so you could make these into little booklets that you could keep on a shelf in their room.

If you make one every six months or once a year, you could create a whole compilation of all your child’s artwork in beautifully bound books!

 

 

drawing with rainbow pencils
this beautifully bound book from mixbook takes your kids' drawings and stores them away permanently
this kids artwork book from mixbook helps me get rid of 10 million kid drawings that are all over my house

Here’s a few quick tips to make this process easy

To make this easy and efficient for you, here’s a quick step by step of how I do this.

  1. Tell your child you’re making a photo book of all their artwork. Help them feel excited about all their artwork being in a book so they aren’t surprised when their artwork is thrown away!
  2. Take a photo on your phone every time they do a drawing or bring artwork home from school. Or set aside time each week to go through the papers (keep them in a basket in the meantime). Lay it flat in good light and snap a picture. Crop it down to just the paper.
  3. Try some variation — have them hold their artwork up and take a picture of them with their drawing!
  4. Save all the photos in a folder on your phone.
  5. Toss the artwork (unless it’s something you want to frame, obviously).
  6. When you’re ready to make a book, all your photos will be ready to go in one place!

 

Mixbook has great deals on photobooks all the time — and they gave me a code MWHITE50 for 50% off your order!

They also have cards and prints and photo books, so make your child an artbook OR blow up one of your child’s best drawings for the wall, OR order birth announcements for your new baby, OR whatever the heck you want!

 

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5 Comments

  1. i loved it says:

    Thank you for such an amazing piece of content and step by step guide! I wish my mother would have known this when I was a kid.
    Since childhood, she keeps a box with my artworks. It is so touching, how she remembers every moment of these works creation and every work I created.
    I definitely want to make something similar to your art book when I become a father! Now I ‘m just a student though. Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. Katelyn says:

    Awesome! I HAVE OFTEN THOUGHT OF HOW TO DISPLAY MY LITTLE GUYS ART WORK. sUCH A GREAT IDEA TO DO IT THIS WAY!

  3. Lizzy says:

    So glad that you’re all feeling settled and happy in Dallas. I visited my friend there a few years ago and loved it! one of the things we did was take a tour of the Dallas Cowboys Stadium. It was so fun to have a whole behind the scenes experience. Your boys would love it!

  4. Jenny says:

    I love this idea

  5. Shannon says:

    What size bOok did you maKe?

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