The end of the school year often means you have an overwhelming amount of artwork. Between the pile I accumulate all year plus the bag of beautiful goodies that comes home on the last day of school, we have a ton of preschool artwork. I love and cherish these pieces of art. As much as is can seem overwhelming during the preschool year, I know that in a blink of an eye, they are off to elementary school and the cute art projects disappear. I still had a giant box in the basement of Maggie’s preschool art and a pile in the kitchen of when Alex brought home. I had seen a few cute ways to save and store them but hadn’t decided what to do. Then I discovered Plum Print (see end of post for great coupon!). I decided to give it a try and I am so glad I did. The process couldn’t have been easier and the quality of the finished product couldn’t have been better! I already requested another box to make more books.
I love that they send their own box out to you for the art. There was even a label on it to send it back. You fill the box with your child’s art and send it off. You have the option of having them return the art after the project is complete or not.
Then after a few days you get to see a preview of the book online. You can add in a photo, dedication etc. I added a photo of one of our favorite days of preschool – Mother’s Day Tea. It was SO easy to make edits too. Then you “approve” and your book is on it’s way.
You can also make the art into other fun products like notecards and throw pillows if you want. We were so excited when the girls’ books arrived. The quality was outstanding. I love that they use one of the pieces of art to make the hardcover outside. These are truly beautiful coffee table books. Plum Print created a great way for me to easily turn a gigantic pile of artwork into a book I can save forever. The best part is that the entire process took me less than 5 minutes – a labeled box arrived at my house, I popped the pile of art into it and then when the proof came to my email I browsed quickly and hit “submit”. It couldn’t have been easier.
Maggie and Alex went to the same preschool, so it was fun to look through the books and find some of the same projects and see their own take on what the teacher had them do.
Maggie has a collection of animal drawings that I am going to make into a books next. For Alex, she constantly draws her and I as princesses or her and Maggie. I think they would make a fun book.
I highly recommend Plum Print as a way to save and cherish your children’s art! Right now, our readers get $15 off with code chirpingmoms. The code is good until August 31st.