If your teacher is giving you some creative flexibility with your portfolio, then there are many student portfolio ideas out there that you can use for inspiration. While a first grader, a fifth grader and a high schooler may all have different ideas and abilities when it comes to making a portfolio, there’s no reason you can’t have fun with it as long as your teacher says it’s okay.
In addition to purchasing a binder, some students may find that they’d prefer to build their portfolio in a photo album or scrapbook, or they want to make the entire thing from scratch. Visit your local art store, and you’ll see all the different things you can add to your portfolio. From stickers and ribbons to decorative paper and styled scissors, there’s no limit as to what you can do with your portfolio. Just remember that it still must include everything you’re told to include. It’s also a good idea to keep your creativity simple because adding too much can be distracting and take away from the content within.