Now that school has just ended, are you wondering what to do with all of the masterpieces your children brought home during the school year? If you don’t have a system for organizing them, they can quickly take over both horizontal and vertical spaces. You may be relieved to know that you don’t have to save every single project your child makes!
Here are a few tips to help you hold on to memories while saving space:
Rotate and display artwork to give others a chance to admire it.
- Take a few 5×7 and 8×10 cardboard mattes, glue plastic sleeves behind them, and attach magnets to the back to create an impressive and organized way to display kids’ pictures on your refrigerator.
- Dedicate a few standard wall frames to hold kids’ artwork, rotating as new pieces come along.
- Use FLOR tiles as a way to create a designated backdrop for kid’s artwork. You can group four or six tiles together on a wall and display a piece of art on each one. You may want to have a checkerboard pattern where each child’s art is displayed on its own color. You can then rotate the art each month.
- Purchase a Li’l DaVinci art cabinet to display a picture and store up to 50 additional pieces of art!
You don’t need the physical object to honor the memory.
- After the artwork has been displayed, store it in a drawer, portfolio, or storage box. At the end of the year, help kids select their top 10 favorites to save. Then, take photos of other memorable pieces, scan them, and toss the rest.
- Have kids choose one piece of artwork each month to give to family and friends. (Grandparents will adore this!)
- Use artwork as gift wrap.
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