kids artwork album for mother’s day

One of the things I picked up at Ikea as a possible mother's day project was this album with a tree embossed on cover. I thought it was a photo album, and I guess it is, but it's just plain paper not plastic inserts for photos. I thought instead of photos I'd fill it with artwork for my mother in law for mother's day. The kids dotted flowers on the tree with the Martha Stewart paint and pencil erasers and then I painted over the tree trunk and branches because they were really hard to see. We pasted kids artwork in about half the book and left other half blank so we can mail her updates to fill it in.

making mother's day


book of art

some of Phoebe's work…

Phoebe. A watermelon.


and some of Oscar's…



I want to make these for myself. Right now I have all kids artwork in bins. I think it'd be lovely to have them all bound up in books. Oh! and I finally framed one of Oscar's paintings from when he was little little that I just loved. I have it in his room. I'll snap a pic and put it on the ww facebook page.

7 thoughts on “kids artwork album for mother’s day

  1. Nina Lise Moen says:

    What a great idea! I have one of those books! I used to make kids’ art binders by decoupaging pictures onto regular binders for my sisters to put my nephews’ and nieces’ artworks into, but this is so much prettier.

  2. Amy says:

    That kind of photo album is a holy grail. Well, almost: the holy grail is library bound with glassine interleaves, which are cheap and common in Europe but considered Martha-Stewart fancy (and pricey) here. Drives me crazy.

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