So in this video, I'm going toshare with you guys some quick, easy, and creative ways to manage all of the artworkthat your child is bringing home.
So if you have young children, they're probably doinga lot of artwork, a lot of drawings, and paintings, and stuff and they might be like taking overyour house and you don't know what to do with them.
So I'm just going to share some quickand easy tips.
So the first tip is to have a section in yourhouse for hanging all of their artwork.
So of course, they're going to make things foryou or they're going to bring things home that they absolutely love and they're so proudof and they want to display.
So inside your house, you need to have a section where theycan hang their stuff.
So in that section, I would suggest havingno more than like four or five pieces of artwork that they can display and kind of rotate themas they bring new ones in.
So when they bring a new one in, tell them that they need toremove one off the string or off the hook or however you're hanging them to be ableto hang a new one up.
So a good thing you could do and I found thisat Michaels is to use these hang tags.
They're basically just like stickers that you puton the back of drawings just like that.
Can you guys see that? It's kind of glossy.
Butjust put these little hang tags in the back and then just like hang them on a string,hang them on a wall.
I think this was like a dollar at Michaels.
So these are great,36 come to a pack.
So when you put one of these on and you hangit up, you take one down and the real question or the hard question is what do you do withthe one that you took down? We all know that you can't keep all of the artwork that yourchildren are creating.
So I want to share with you guys one, two, three, four differentways.
I just counted right here.
Four different ways or four different things that you cando with the artwork that comes off the wall or off the section.
So the first thing is to wrap a gift.
So take the painting, take the drawing, take it off and use it as wrapping paper for abirthday party like maybe it's their friend's birthday party or maybe they're giving a giftto a teacher in the beginning of the year, end of the school year, or for the holidays.
So all I did here was take an 8 1/2 x 11 drawing and wrapped a small box and I used a pipecleaner to create like a fake ribbon and then a fake bow here.
Now, this is a very small gift so it workedfor 8 1/2 x 11 piece of artwork.
But if you're wrapping like a bigger box then obviously,use a bigger drawing or painting.
If you're wrapping something that's really big, whatyou could do is just like cover the top of the gift with the artwork, something likethat or you could connect the pieces like tape them all together and just create likea collage of artwork as wrapping paper.
So that's one way.
The second thing you can do is create a greetingcard out of a drawing or painting.
So all I did here was I took a drawing from my nephewand I glued it to a piece of construction paper to make it a little bit sturdier andthen I folded it in half and then when you do that, you have a nice clean surface towrite on inside and then you can just like tie this to a gift, tape it to a gift or stickit inside of a gift bag and you have a homemade greeting card and it doesn't cost any money.
So the third thing you can do when youtake artwork off the wall and you're not sure what to do with it, is to mail it to somebodythat is not getting all the artwork every day or in a weekly basis like grandma, grandpa,nana, pops, the aunt, the uncle.
It's an unexpected piece of mail in the mail.
It's going to brightensomeone's day.
It's going to put a smile on someone's face.
Like if I receive a pieceof – if I receive a drawing from my nephew or niece in the mail, I would be so happy.
It's something that I rarely receive.
My house isn't full of artwork so I have space to hangit.
That's just another thing you can do with your child's artwork.
So the last thing you can do with allof your child's artwork once it comes off the wall and you don't know what to do withit is to take a picture of your favorite pieces.
Not all the pieces, just your favorites.
Collectthem for a few months and once you have a good collection of your favorites that you'reready to print, upload these pictures to like Shutterfly.
Com or any of those photo serviceswhere they can actually print like art books for you and get them printed into book formand then you have a nice coffee table book of all the artwork that your child createdor maybe the book can go into their bedroom or just anywhere in the house where you cansee it and others can see it.
So it just creates a nice memory and it kindof reduces the amount of clutter because instead of having like 15 pieces of artwork or paintingsthat's like this big, they're awkward sizes, awkward shapes, there are things falling offbecause the glue is drying, instead of having that, you just have a very small book.
Soit just reduces the amount of clutter.
And when you take a picture of your child'sartwork and you put it into a book, you still have that memory because you can still seethe artwork.
You just don't have the physical piece itself taking up space in your house.
So those are just a few tips on how tomanage all the artwork that your child is bringing home.
If you do something differentand you want to share with us because it's creative, it's unique, it's yours, leave acomment below or create a video response and show us exactly what you do.
I hope that was helpful.
I'll see you guyssoon.