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September 24th, 2012 at 5:00 am

What To Do With Kids’ Artwork

Do you have the same problem I do – endless piles of artwork on your kitchen table  and plastering the fridge?  When we do toss them, we push them way down deep in the garbage so the kids don’t discover that we actually threw their precious art away. We can’t keep them all– I try to keep as many as I can – but what do we do with the ones that are leftover?

Send some on to Grandparents and Aunts and Uncles.

Grandparents would love to receive a special picture from their grandchildren in the mail.

Make it into a book.

Take the actual items and bind them together with string. Or better yet, take pictures of the  items and make a photo book. This would make a great gift for the grandparents,too.


Whether it be on a bulletin board or frame and hung, your child can beam with pride at their creations gracing the walls.

Throw It Out

Have your kids learn that sometimes it is okay to throw things out. Have them choose their  favorites. This is a valuable lesson that even as adults some of us struggle with.

I know I struggle with mommy guilt all the time regarding this, but there has to be limits, right? I know what my next item to do is… go through the laundry basket of art I’ve been saving.


Kim Ross also writes at  A Little Bit of This and That ~ The Adventures of a Stay at Home Mom.

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  1. I actually scan and transfer some of them to fabric and make blankets, pillow cases, or wall hangings with the better ones. I have seen mothers make quilts out of there children’s baby clothes and pictures this way also.

    Lesley Bennett

    24 Sep 12 at 9:55 am

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