Looking for great apps to save
and organize your kids’ artwork?
We’re busy. We only have time to click a pic and create another pile of papers.
Or, dun-dun-dun! The abhorrent ‘tossing’ of the paper!
First pre-school, then kindergarten, then lots more years (i.e., piles) of art. And, don’t even get me started on the dioramas and Valentine mailboxes. Yes, you know what I’m talking about!
The lower grades seem to do some very BIG art! Thinking back, it really didn’t need to be that way. I was their Art Mom most years, and therefore the ‘Art Size Boss’. Why didn’t I change the tide while I could?
Years ago I resorted to taking photos of my now 12 year old daughter’s artwork-then ‘quietly’ setting the original art aside.
Now there are some awesome apps to
help out the curator in all of us!
No more piles on our guest bed! Oops—did I just say that out loud?
When you’ve run out of space on your fridge and walls, these are the best apps I’ve found to help
save and organize those sweet photos of your kids’ artwork:
- Keepy.com lets you save photos and videos of your kiddo’s art and school work. You can even record yourself or your child sharing the story behind the art. Precious! Then invite family and friends to become your kid’s ‘fan’ so they can view, too. Manage multiple profiles for multiple kids. (For iOS, Android, and Kindle)
- Canvsly lets you take preexisting snaps of their art from your phone and easily import those into the app. There’s also a smart account share feature that makes it easy for multiple parents or caregivers to upload to kids’ galleries. (For iOS)
- With Artkive, take a photo, tag and store it. When you’re ready, use Artkive and turn the art into a book or other keepsake gifts. It’s easy to use and a step above your own photo library. (For iOS and Android)
- Create a ‘virtual fridge’ with Art My Kid Made. It allows you to showcase the masterpieces via social media like Twitter, Facebook and Evernote. You can even edit, crop, add stickers and special effects! (For iOS)
Make your life easier. Save memories and declutter at the same time. Clear that guest bed for the summer!
When every possession is special, none of them are.― Kathi Lipp, Clutter Free: Quick and Easy Steps to Simplifying Your Space
What do you do with your kids’ art? (How many piles?) Be honest and leave a comment below.
— Barbara Balkin, Founder and ARTkinIST