unique way to preserve kids' artwork

December 1, 2010

I shared how we made some state-inspired Christmas tree ornaments a few days ago. Today I wanted to share my inspiration with you!

Design Mom wrote about a shop called The Curiosity Shop a few months ago and I fell in love with this little beauty....

It's cut from a paint-by-numbers canvas and I thought it was beautiful. I've been thinking of how I could recreate it and this is what I came up with! I think that once Juliet starts painting landscape scenes, I'll mod podge one of those onto some cardboard and cut another few. A series of these would be beautiful--and I'd have an nice record of her art over the years in a fun format.
cat map
Here it is next to the kitty so you can see how big it is in real life...

I've toyed with the idea of making a few of these as gifts for grandparents--just trying to think of the perfects shape for them.

What shape would you do?

i made this
I mentioned this book the other day Puzzle Maps USA by Nancy L. Clouse. Every time we read this page, Juliet says, "I made that!"

Linking to these parties...


sbswtp said...

what a great project!!! :)

paintdo admin said...

You can scan or take digital photos of children's art work and upload them to


It's free !

Best regards
Your friends at paintdo.com

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