Little kids are always so proud of their creations, and they love to share their works of art with Mom and Dad. While getting handmade gifts and artwork is great, eventually, you can become overwhelmed with the stacks and stacks of artwork that is just too great to throw away. Who knows, perhaps you have the next Picasso sitting on your lap. Instead of storing all those works of art in a shoe box or plastic tub, consider some other options that help create your own personal gallery for your artist-in-residence.
1. Create a Bathroom Gallery
Why not designate an entire main-floor bathroom for your child’s hard work? Hanging art takes up little space while adding color and pizzazz for guests to admire. Use matching frames for a uniform look or just hang the pictures in symmetrical rows with removable tape.
2. Make a Scrapbook
A scrapbook is a simple way to store a lot of artwork in a relatively small space and can easily be put on display. Let your child decorate the cover of the album and place his name prominently on the cover. Place the scrapbook on the coffee table in the family room so your child can show it to guests.
3. Create a Quilt
Since digital cameras are all the rage, it’s easy to photograph your child’s artwork and save it on your computer. And it’s a great way to preserve it. Print his artwork on fabric and sew it into a quilt. Your child can use it for years!