Welcome to this post about storing your children’s artwork.
Yes, the little darlings are prolific, and they may show the makings of a Picasso of the future.
However in the meantime what do we do with all of that artwork that covers the fridge and piles up on the desk?
How do we contain it? Here are some great ideas to keep artwork in check.
12 great ideas for storing your child’s artwork
- Photograph artwork and store on a USB.
- Have a digital photo frame displaying artwork around the clock.
- Use artwork as your screensaver on the computer
- Scan and laminate – artwork makes great place mats. Use them yourself or give as a gift to relatives.
- Large artwork makes great wrapping paper.
- Create gift cards.
- Create a calendar of their artwork, or photograph them holding the artwork.
- Hang artwork like washing on a line across the children’s bedroom or along the wall.
- Put work in an art portfolio and cull every six months to a year.
- A4 artwork goes in a plastic folder with clear sleeves and becomes a book for your child.
- Frame and give as a gift to relatives. Grandparents can’t say no!
- Frame and put on display in your own home.
As children’s artistic proficiency increases they usually cull their own work. If not, you now have some ideas on how to view the pieces without them overflowing around the house.