A keepsake journal triples as travel entertainment, art preservation, and a grandparent gift
Jennifer's smart, simple idea for capturing some of her daughter's spontaneous art:
My four year-old loves to draw and color. I found one way to preserve her art -- by giving her a journal book full of blank pages. We take her book and crayons everywhere: restaurants, traveling, even shopping. It's portable and a great keepsake once she fills it up. Then I date it and store it or send it to the grandparents as a gift.
I'm a regular user of Moleskine notebooks -- the paper is lovely and smooth and they take a serious beating. They'd be great for this sort of thing.