Tuesday, June 08, 2010
Displaying Your Children's Work | Family Economics
Children are often making projects from activities at home and school. It can be tricky to display all of their projects when space is limited in your home. Here are a few ways to display your child's artwork and projects while not letting it take over your home:
Frames: You can dedicate an area in your house to place a couple of frames for your child's work. It can be in the kitchen, the children's playroom or the children's bedroom. An 8x10 frame is probably the best size to fit most projects from school. Every time your child brings home something that is "frame" worthy swap out the existing picture, rotating their artwork every week or so.
Fridge Magnets: If you do not have the space to add your child's work to your walls, place it up on the fridge. Make or buy a special magnet for each child to display their work. It can be a magnet with their name on it or a fun magnet that is special to them. Have your child choose one thing to add to the fridge magnet each week, and anything else can get saved in a container for memories or tossed out to recycling.
Take a Picture: Once your child's work has been displayed or shown to you and is ready for disposal, make sure to take a picture of it first. If it is special to your child and they don't want to feel like they are losing it by tossing it out, taking a picture can make it a little easier. Collect these pictures and make a photo album of their work. They will enjoy looking at it, remembering all the great projects they accomplished over the years.
Container: Placing your child's work into a designated container is a great way to help them save something that is special to them. It may be a project that has been displayed on the fridge or in a frame, but is now time to toss out or give it a new home. Letting each child have their own container is an easy way to keep the items that are really important to them.