Do you feel guilty when you throw away your children’s drawings? With seven kids, my house is always overflowing with drawings, paintings, and sculptures. Here are a few simple solutions to keep artwork from taking over your home.
We frame some of our children’s favorite artwork. These paintings and drawings add colorful decorations to our walls and the kids love seeing their artwork on display. I buy inexpensive frames at IKEA to keep the cost down.
Take a Picture of It
Take photos of your child’s artwork before you dispose of it. You can combine your photos into a photo collage or make a photo book from the photos of the artwork. One photo album takes up less space than stacks of paintings.
Use it for Wrapping Paper
Small gifts can be wrapped in artwork, especially if your children draw or paint on butcher paper. Friends and family will enjoy getting their gifts wrapped in one-of-a-kind paper.
Mod Podge Furniture
Use mod podge to cover a piece of furniture with your kid’s favorite drawings. An inexpensive coffee table or dresser can be turned into a conversation piece by using it to display artwork.