Ditch, display or put away?

26 Apr

Miss Z attends day care two days a week, and every day she has been bringing home her artwork, usually pieces that she has done a few months ago.

There are many paintings and collages; all her handmade creations.

I remember the first piece I was given was a bookmark she made at day care for Easter last year. It was so sweet! I used it every single day on my way to work as I used to read quite a lot.

The older she gets the more creative she gets, it is lovely to see her develop artistically. There now seems to be more purpose with her brush strokes, and her artwork seems to have more thought behind it.

HOWEVER there is just too much of it!

It covers her wardrobe doors, on her bedroom door hangs a handmade parakeet (made out of a paper plate and feathers) the kitchen walls are not bare either, neither is the fridge, and there is artwork strewn across the toy room……..it is everywhere!

There has been another haul this week, now what to do with all this booty?!

Miss Z's artistic creations

As the title of this post states:

Ditch? There is so much of it, some of it is the same, should I just throw it away knowing there will be more next week? There seems to be an endless supply of brightly coloured handprints!

Display? There is bound to be some space left behind the toilet door, or bedroom ceilings, or in daddy’s back shed!

Put away? Do I find a storage box, fill it up and add it to the other 20 in the garage of things we do not know what to do with?

I need some advice and soon, as Master M will be starting day care in a couple of months, so “Max’s Masterpieces”  will have to be housed too!

What do you do with your little ones’ creative pieces?

Is there some creative option I may have?  Is it possible to make a keepsake out of all these lovely creations?


3 Responses to “Ditch, display or put away?”

  1. Lisa Gutte April 26, 2012 at 4:35 pm #

    You could scan or photograph all the artwork so you have a digital copy of it to keep, and then throw away the paper copy. You can use paintings as wrapping paper for gifts for family – especially grandparents/ aunts/uncles. We’ve done a bit of keeping, bit of scanning, bit for wrapping paper.

    • Jodi @ Mummyhood101 April 26, 2012 at 4:47 pm #

      I have 4 nieces who may appreciate using them as wrapping paper for their presents! Thanks for the idea.

      I may have to look at scanning as much as I can, and soon! 🙂

  2. Anna April 26, 2012 at 10:53 pm #

    You can scan and make photo books so it’s year 1 , 2nd year etc, a new form of scrap booking … The wrapping paper is good too….

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