Are you ready for the ‘incoming’? What’s your strategy to cherish your child’s accomplishments without sacrificing your serenity? Here are a few ideas on how to celebrate the prolific creators.
a) Frame very special works and display them as pieces of art.
b) Create a portfolio, keepsake box or scrapbook and involve the children in determining which pieces are to be kept. Once full, some difficult decisions may have to be made.
c) Especially helpful for 3-D works of art, take photos of the artwork and create a photo book, add to a photo album or scrapbook, or simply place in rotation on a digital photoframe or computer. Include a picture of your child with the masterpiece to capture their pride. You might make calendars to give to family members just in time for the holidays – a practical keepsake. You’ll find affordable custom calendars here.
d) If you have an empty wall in a playroom or basement, consider turning it into an art wall and let the kids decide what goes there. Or add a bulletin board in your child’s room to display their favourites.
e) With their permission, include them in your blog. Ha!