A digital art journal for kids is the perfect solution for any parent who feels guilty about throwing stuff away. Believe me, I’m the worst when it comes to this…especially when my kids create some kind of cute drawing. The only major problem with keeping every drawing your kid creates, is space.
Reminiscing through saved pictures is fun, but sometimes it’s a pain. Our saved memories are never organized, and always stuffed in boxes piled up in our basement. Going through them requires diving through boxes.
Recently I created two new Tumblr sites for the specific purpose of archiving my kid’s art. So far I’m loving it, and the kids think it’s awesome too! They love looking at their own site after I post their pictures.
Smart phones make it easier:
If you have an iPhone or Android smart phone, download Tumblr’s app. It makes posting even easier, just snap a pic then hit publish. The app also works great with multiple Tumblr sites on one account. So, when Chuckers and Hads both draw pictures I can easily publish to their individual sites.
I chose Tumblr just for fun, but their are other services that work just as well. Blogger is another service that would work great, they also have cool mobile app.
Advantages to digital archiving:
- It’s super quick.
- You can archive anything (art, report cards, awards).
- Save tons of space.
- Protect from loss.
- Easy to share with others.
- Reminiscing does not involve “box diving.”
Disadvantages to digital archiving:
- It’s still hard to throw away original artwork.
- There is still a risk of losing digital files.
- Third parties (Tumblr, Blogger) sometimes go out of business.
- Still not sure about digital archiving? Here’s an alternative art journal for kids.