Just recently I picked up a set of water colors for Mabel at Dollar General, for $1. She tried them out for the first time (her first time painting) just a couple of weeks ago.
When she was finished, I wrote her name on it, as well as the date, and her age (19 months). I know that my mother has a bunch of my artwork at home and there’s either no date, or only a date- meaning you have to calculate in your head my age at the time. So, I’m writing both her age and the date on the stuff she makes.
Another thing I’m planning to do is to take a picture of her with the artwork. This is an idea I saw somewhere, but cannot, for the life of me, remember where. I think it will be really cute to look back and see her with her ‘art.’ It also means if there’s a photo of the ‘art’ I don’t actually have to save it- I can use it to wrap a present, give it away, or eventually toss/recycle it, and we’ll still have a digital version for posterity.
Finally, there is something that will be on my Christmas list this year: The Lil Davinci Art Cabinet.
I stumbled across this on Amazon years ago- and actually gave it as a gift to my cousin and a friend who gifted us a copious amount of baby-related hand-me-downs before Mabel was born.