My daughter just finished her first year of preschool. I saved a few of her projects and have been trying to figure out how to preserve her school work. I have taken digital photos of many of her projects, but I wanted to save some originals, too. These crates are perfect for saving your child’s projects, artwork, report cards, awards, class pictures, etc. I found Sophie this pink crate at the Goodwill store for $1.50! I had the rest of the supplies on hand, so this was a super inexpensive project for me. I’m storing it in Sophie’s closet.
1.) Crate for hanging file folders
2.) Your child’s name – I used my Cricut to cut out Sophie’s name
4.) Hanging folders.
5.) School work, papers, report cards, class pictures, awards, certificates, etc.
Project – It’s a very simple project. First, hang file folders (one for each grade). I ended up with 15 folders (2 years of PreK, Kindergarden, and 1st thru 12th grades). On each hanging folder, I placed an address sticker on the outside. I labeled each folder like this….
2011 – 2012
I will fill in each teacher’s name as the years pass. Then, I placed Sophie’s papers in the first hanging folder. I cut out her name (in pink) on my Cricut and glued it to a black piece of cardstock. Then, I used some leftover ribbon to affix her name to the crate. Isn’t it pretty!
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Substitutions: I’m going to create an interview sheet to stick on the front of each folder. I will interview Sophie the first day of each school year and place her answers on the file folder. I think it would be nice to add her school picture on the folder, too!
Time: 20 minutes