So now that we’ve armed our little ones with the proper art supplies, what do we do with their new creations? Get rid of ‘em! Sounds heartless, I know, but remember for toddlers art is about the experience and not the product. And even if your child’s not a toddler, there’s really no need to keep everything. Don’t think you can change your pack rat ways? See Minimalism for Moms for some inspiration.
Plus, you don’t have to throw it out – just give it to someone else who will honor it. Your child will reach a whole new level of pride when he sees his work displayed on a fridge or mantle belonging to someone other than mom or dad. Isn’t that the whole point of displaying kids’ creations? So send that finger painting masterpiece off to Grandma and watch your little one’s eyes light up the first time she spots it in her home.
Like this post? Stay tuned for the next installment of this 5 part series.
See the rest of this series here:
Honoring Kids’ Artwork: Part 2 – Create a Collection
Honoring Kids’ Artwork: Part 3 – Hang It Up
Honoring Kids’ Artwork: Part 4 – Put It Behind Glass
Honoring Kids’ Artwork: Part 5 – Transform It
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