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 digitally.
- Have a digital photo frame displaying artwork around the clock.
- Use artwork as your background or screensaver on your computer or device
- Scan and laminate – artwork makes great placemats or desk mats for the kids (to eat or to play on). 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 of photographs of 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.
- Create a photobook
- 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.