My eldest boy is an artist. Like most other children my son takes the most pleasure in drawing every single day. We have dozens of boxes of crayons in every room of the house, markers, paint, color pencils–you name it WE GOT IT! He loves drawing me especially usually with an “I love you Mommy” on the bottom which melts me like a stick of butter on a very hot day.
I am a strong believer in cultivating a child’s passion so I was super excited when my mom enrolled my son into a weekly art class–which he LOVES. However, he is still drawing and coloring constantly ripping out pages from his notebooks and leaving his artwork everywhere. Between his artwork and his homework sheets that come from school, I am drowning in a sea of paper. I always feel bad throwing his paper away so there has to be a better solution.
I think I may have solved my problem! Last week I attended an event for Plum Print a female owned company that creates beautiful coffee table books of your children’s art. They also create canvases and other fun things. This is the perfect way to immortalize your child’s artwork forever in a really pretty way!
When I entered the event room I was surrounded by beautiful artwork, some were drawings, some had a 3-d element like yarn or cotton balls, and some were even tests from school. The really amazing part was seeing how all of this can be turned into beautiful hard cover coffee table books with the child’s name/picture/year—anything you want. You could even create a foreword if you wanted.
From Plum Print: We take the overwhelming piles of paper-plate flower pots and sweet scribbles sent home from school and transform it into a beautiful book and organized e-file. All you’ve got to do is ping us for a Plum Parcel , ship us some of the best stuff, and we’ll get it all sorted and properly showcased. The final product? An elegant, one-of-a-kind coffee table book and an easy-to-access digital archive that will commemorate your kids’ creativity forever.
I was able to drop off some of my son’s artwork so I can get one of these books for myself–I will be sure to share (and edit this post with the result once I do!) For more about Plum Print check out the website here.