BEYOND THE FRIDGE - SAVING CHILDREN'S ARTWORK
Written by: Christa [Christa is an art teacher from Redmond Washington]
A common problem for parents of creative kids is what to do with all of that artwork. This article offers several tips and ideas.
A frequent problem for parents is what to do with all the artwork their kids produce. We all love it, but let's face it: There just isn't enough room on the refrigerator. Here are some suggestions I share with parents of my art students:
- Laminate art at a copy or print shop to use as place mats or bookmarks.
- Buy a blank craft calendar (or use one of KinderArt's blank calendars) and add a piece of artwork each month to make a unique Christmas gift for a relative.
- Store the favorites in a portfolio your child makes using a pizza box that you let them decorate (your local pizza parlor may donate a new one to you).
- Scan your child's work into your computer to print out your own note cards. Don't forget to put the artist's name and title on the back of the card.
- Devise a rotating art gallery. Each relative interested in participating gets to have a piece of art for a month, then it rotates to the next recipient.
- Be creative! The most important thing is to let your child know you look forward to seeing them express themselves through art.
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