This time of the year, I always seem to be drowning in my kids’ artwork.
The nifty system of organization I started in September has long expired, and piles of paper surround us. So with some quick thinking and crazy determination, a few years ago I devised a plan.
We had to reclaim our home and get out from under the piles of paper. And surprisingly, it was much easier than I thought.
It took all of a few minutes to organize and then appropriately sort Maddy, Owen, and Cora’s year’s worth of artwork and school papers.
Here’s the skinny. . .
- What to do with Children’s Artwork (or. . . 3 Cool Ways to Use Children’s Artwork and Come Out From Under the Sea of Masterpieces from School): Sure, putting artwork on mugs, or taking photos of each and every one and then saving them to the computer are totally cool ideas.
But the reality is that I have about five years’ worth of family photos to organize and put into photo albums, so why would I add to my mile-long to-do list? I need quick, practical, and cheap.
Because frankly, it gets expensive to order a photo mug, t-shirt, or mouse pad for every family member at every holiday.
The here and now is that come June, we have piles of Maddy, Owen, and Cora’s artwork everywhere.
Here are the 3 cool ways we use our kids’ artwork:
And that’s that! Three ways–of many possibilities–for using our kids’ artwork in practical, keep-mom-sane kind of ways. A Quick Trick that works for us and has for the last few years!
I’d love to hear how your family manages the art work pile-up. I know there are a million ways, so please do share!!