Making the most of kids’ art
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▪ Sort and file. Creative children tend to produce more drawings and paintings than a parent knows what to do with. To control the pile, hang or file away favorites and keep the rest in a bin to use as gift wrap, or to be cut up and used as colorful cards or gift tags. Just make sure the little artist knows what you’re up to.
▪ Value the abstract. You’ll find more places to hang your kids’ work if you edit the images themselves and present them with flair: “Focus on just one part of the picture—say, a giant flower, the sun, or any interesting shape—and cut out that piece to hang in a smaller frame.”
▪ Create a rotating gallery. Use colorful washi tape to hang pictures in a grid in a playroom or your kid’s bedroom. Washi tape is easy to remove, so your kids will be able change the composition by swapping in fresh pieces.
Source: Real Simple