The faces that belong to those hands are pretty cute, so, needless to say, I have stacks of paintings and colorings and markerings and stickerings. I know I can't keep it ALL, but, I can't bring myself to just pitch their creative endeavors. So, a way to get rid of some of the stacks of stuff, without just moving it to the trash...
|I have had these on the wall for a long, long time and it was long past their time to go. We started by cutting out little rectangles from the paintings with the goal of making notecards.|
|Rectangular cuttings all ready to go. I did bring myself to throw away the scraps, though it was a challenge. Told you I was crazy sentimental...I wanted to keep the SCRAPS of their paintings.|
We then glued the painting pieces to blank notecards purchased at the Dollar Store...
|Once we did the gluing, I did put the notecards under a bin of magazines to help flatten them out.|
We also cut some longer strips from the original paintings and then folded them in half to make another type of notecard.
|So, there is painting on both sides and blank on the inside.|
Sending off their art work in the mail truck sure seems better, to me, than sending it off in the garbage truck.