Be Smart with Kid’s Art

It’s the end of the school year and while that brings big SMILES, it’s also the time of year that the kids bring home big PILES of artwork!! As the teachers purge their classrooms, our homes expand. Are you asking yourself, what should I do with all of these petite Picasso’s and mini Monet’s?  The 3 of us have kids and while we think ALL of their pieces are masterpieces (wink), we can’t hang everything  (or send them to the relatives) so we rotate artwork  as we or the kids tire of seeing what is displayed.  A good way to display kids art is on a bulletin board, a magnetic surface or these great alternatives.

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Going through their piles with them can sometimes be counter productive if your goal is to simply hang on to a few.  Ask them to pick out their 5 favorites, then take pictures of the other ones they like a lot.  Or, on a rainy day, they can make a collage or mosaic with the ones that didn’t make the top 5, cutting small pieces from each  to create one  new piece!  

 How do you display  masterpieces in your household?