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How to Best Display Your Child's Artwork
As a mum with 2 kids going through kindergarten and preschool the amount of take home items can be overwhelming. Every thing from paintings and drawings to boxes covered in glue and sticky tape often find their way home. The question is what do you do with it all?
It's really very tempting to just throw it out isn't it? But the kids love their work. They've put part of themselves into it and often trying to sneak it out to the bin ends in disaster and tantrums.
Here are a few ideas:
For paintings and drawings create a space on a wall for their art. It could be their bedroom or a hallway or a spot in the kitchen. Buy some cheap frames and then fill them with the kid's art and hang. You'll be surprised just how good it actually looks and of course the kids just love their wall and happily show any visitor who comes calling where it is. It's not hard to change the pictures out whenever a new favorite artwork piece is presented.
An easier option to the frames is a clipboard area. Hang up 6 clipboards in an area, and simply clip on and off the artwork. Even the kids could do this themselves.
Another option is to tie up some ribbon or string somewhere it isn't in the way, like under a shelf and then using craft pegs clip the artwork to that. This way all shapes and sizes of paper or cardboard can be catered for. The kids get used to when the ribbon is full they have to decide what has to come off for something new to go on.
If you have no room for these ideas or you're renting and just can't have these things on the walls then this might work for you. Go and purchase a digital scanner. There is a sort that you can feed through even quite large pictures and it records it as a digital image. Put all of these art artwork scans on a USB stick and then plug that into a digital frame you can purchase from an electronics store. Set to random and you have a wonderful random display of the kids pictures that takes up no space at all. Being digital you keep these memories forever.
I also think this is the best way to keep the bulky craft items. Just take a couple of good pictures of it and add it to the USB stick too. Then you have a record of the project before it becomes a squashed mess when it gets sat on or similar.
You may still have some problems tossing out the original item but most kids are happy that they can still look at it and let it go with less fuss.
Michelle Bloom is a writer for Haggus and Stookles an online e-store that sells a variety of kids swimwear and other wonderful items from Bobble Art including kids bags and pencil cases.
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