63% of parents feel guilty about ditching kids' artwork
Posted by Heather O'Neil on May 10, 2012 6 Comments
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Ideas for storing, displaying and creating keepsakes from kids' art
Stop the angst!
It's almost here. The end-of-school-year avalanche of artwork.
The average child brings home 48 pieces of art from school every year, according to a recent survey. That's 800 pieces of art for two kids before middle school, and over 1,000 if you add those created at home.
You can't save it all. Well you can, but you don't have to. Sit down with your kids and have them select their favorites to save forever - the simple act of doing this celebrates their creativity. Then, after they are asleep, you can recycle the rest - the simple act of doing this saves your sanity.
Unburden your fridge
What to do with the remaining masterpieces? Here are eight ideas for storing, displaying, and creating keepsakes from kids' art.
Make a display wall.
Design a charm bracelet.
Create a stuffed animal.
Form an online art gallery.
Make a museum poster.
Display one, store 50.
Then, recycle the rest guilt-free!
What do you do with your kids' artwork?