To Keep or Not to Keep...?!
I know - it’s sooo hard to part with those beautiful portraits your 4-year old did of you with the big red lips wearing a princess crown! Well if you’re swimming in your children’s artwork and not sure how to keep them all, we have some tips to help you keep them organized and safe.
Here's our Top 4 Tips...!
Keep all of your child’s artwork for a given time period, say one school term. Then take some time with your child to edit out the ones you both don’t want to keep.
Make sure that your child’s name and date is written on each piece. Years later you’ll be thankful you did, especially if you have more than one child!
Place their precious artwork in a folder, each child in the house should have their own. I made mine out of two pieces of foam core with elastic cording at the bottom, so the folder can expand when I add more pieces. Keep all the artwork in the flat folder (never fold or roll up their work). Lay the folder down and place under a bed or leaning up against the wall in a back closet.
Rotate the artwork being displayed in the house. There are fantastic pop out frames available, so it’s easy to take out one piece and put in another.
With a little bit of effort to be organized now and you’ll be admiring your child’s artwork for years to come!
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Philippa Glossop, B.F.A, M.Ed, is an artist, art advocate and educator who has been teaching visual art to children for over twenty years. She teaches in a number of school districts, art galleries, community art centers, and from her own art studio. Philippa’s passion is creating innovative art kits to stimulate and encourage kids of all ages to explore and develop their creative thinking and expression. More about Philippa