About a month ago, Today’s Mama took a poll about what we do with our childrens artwork and school work. I have been in trouble more than once for throwing away a worksheet my girls have insisted I should have kept on display. It is important for them to feel what they work hard on in school is celebrated and appreciated at home. But often my refrigerator is overwhelmed by the paper load. How to organize and display childrens artwork?
Well, I can’t. But I can give important work a moment in the spotlight. I like this new display solution I put up in our kitchen:
The cork boards were $4.99 at IKEA. The letters for their names are a foam alphabet I found at Michaels.
I like giving each child a space. My teenager, who hasn’t hung anything on the fridge for a long time, brought home a watercolor she made in French class so she would have something to put on her board. My preschooler delivers her artwork straight from her backpack to her board. (I have to rotate her display the most.)
Their work travels from their cork boards to their school binders. I have a binder for each grade where they keep favorite work in plastic pages. I’m honestly not sure if this is a good idea. Will they want to take these big binders with them when they get married? Probably not. It might be overboard on the saving. But sometimes they do look through them and reminisce.
So far, it’s the best what-to-do-with-their-school-work solution I can find. I’d love to hear more ideas!
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