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What Do I Do With The Mountain of
Art and Craft Work My Child Wants to
Display Around the House?
With the end of the school term approaching, along comes with it a whole heap of at and craft creations being sent home…
While it is important to acknowledge and display the (never ending) artistic creations of your children, we all know this can turn into a fridge with no space to spare, or what was once a freshly painted wall turn into something that slightly resembles wall paper designed by your budding little artist.
So what can you do with all of these never ending art pieces?
One way to manage the avalanche of art projects is to narrow down the art displays to 1 piece at a time. The most effective way to do this is to create a system in your house where each child can display only their newest (or favourite if there is more than one new creation) piece of work (whether it be a painted picture or a craft creation).
This doesn’t mean they have to get rid of all their previous art works, but it will mean you need to help your child to make some decisions about what to do with the older art work.
We suggest reviewing your archive boxes at least once a year (after storing them for a while, your child may not wish to still keep them).
Good luck and we hope this helps reduce the amount of art work clutter piling up in your house, while still making sure your children are acknowledged for, and able to display the awesome artworks they create!
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