Preserving Precious Momentos: Turning Kid’s Artwork into Magnets

If you are the parent of a school-aged child you know just how much paper and artwork comes home with your child on a regular basis. It can be challenging to determine which pieces to keep and which to let go of.

I wanted to share a fun way to showcase some artwork; turn it into magnets.

I followed a tutorial I found on Pinterest. Materials included: artwork (done on paper), scissors, glue, round magnets and glass stones.

magnetsI had a round paper punch that was an appropriate size, making the task a little easier, but was not critical. Then cut or punch small circles of the artwork that will be glued to the glass stone. I added my son’s initials and the year to the back on the punched art so we could remember the year it was from. The magnifying effect the glass gives the art is very cool. When the paper has dried to the stone the magnet can be glued to the back.

We gave a couple of magnets to several family members as a Christmas gift. It was fun and practical. If your child is old enough to participate, he/she can help choose what art to punch. I felt that art done with paint made for the best effect, though crayon, marker and colored pencil also work.

turning-kids-art-work-into-magnetsMaking magnets out of some of your child’s artwork can be a fun alternative to hanging a piece of paper on the refrigerator.

What kinds of things have you come up with for kid’s artwork? Please share in the comments below. We love to hear from you!

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About Hillary Adams Case

Hillary believes you should never have to question where your keys are; everything has a home. After helping friends and family to get organized for years, they finally encouraged her to make professional organizing her career. Committed to always learning new skills and techniques, Hillary is constantly expanding the ideas she brings to working with her clients. With a joy and passion for finding “Green” solutions, Hillary is delighted to help clients find ways to dispose of items through recycling and donation in order to live lighter on our planet. When not working as an organizer, Hillary enjoys being at the ocean and “using her green thumb” with houseplants. Hillary is also an animal-lover and advocates the need to create healthy space in our homes for ourselves and our four-legged friends.

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