Every parent knows that when your little one enters daycare, you can bet that an avalanche of your kids’ artwork will shortly follow. Although we’ll always keep treasured hand-traced turkeys and a hilarious finger-painted family portrait, you can’t keep it all. Here are six innovative ways to curate and store your little Picasso’s masterpieces.
Every child is special, but we can’t say the same for each of their finger-painted projects. Kids can easily display their favourite latest pieces of work on this magnetic art gallery wall from Pottery Barn, keeping other areas of your home clean and organized.
Magnetic Art Gallery, Pottery Barn Canada, $119.
Masterpiece of the Moment
If you’re looking for a creative way to showcase kids’ artwork, you must pick up one of these easy-to-change frames. All you need to do is open the door and slide the new picture into the front pocket, and voila!
Your little one will feel proud to see their latest work on display (even if it’s temporary before it goes to the recycling bin).
Kids’ Artwork Picture Frame, Amazon, $33.
New Favourite Mug
Keep a treasured piece of your kids’ artwork front and centre by transforming it into a one-of-a-kind mug, like this example from Zazzle. We promise it’s easier than it sounds. Scan your child’s artwork using a free app like Dropbox, then submit the high-res photo to a site that creates custom mugs.
This also makes a great budget-friendly gift for aunts, uncles and grandparents.
The Best of the Best
Instead of always peeking at your child’s past artwork in storage, keep it front and centre by creating a photo book of select special pieces. This example from Shutterfly shows the limitless possibilities for a clutter-free way to keep kids’ art. It alsomakes an excellent coffee table book that’s sure to be a conversation starter.