Organizing Children’s Craft Supplies: What To Do With Finished Artwork?

source: Caro's Lines

source: Caro's Lines

What do you do with your kids’ crafts and artwork when they’re done? Do you keep them all? Just certain special ones? Do you preserve them some other way or recycle them some how?

Here are a few of my ideas:

1. Display your children’s work on the refrigerator.

2. Display it in frames.

And then…

3. Keep a box for each child filled with their special artwork and crafts.

4. Take pictures of each piece so that you don’t have to store the original.

5. Mail the artwork to a relative or friend with a special note.


What do you do with finished artwork in your family?

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Mandi Ehman

Hi. My name is Mandi and I’m an organizing junkie. I’m also a wife, and Momma to four little girls (5, 3.5, 2 and a new baby!). I've worked at home since our oldest was a baby, and like a lot of other moms, my life is a constant balancing act of caring for my family and my home, meeting my obligations and finding time for hobbies in there somewhere. Oh, yeah, in the interest of full disclosure, I’m somewhat of a kitchen dunce and I only like to pretend that I’m crafty. Read more here!

3 Responses to “ Organizing Children’s Craft Supplies: What To Do With Finished Artwork? ”

  1. Fridge…the girls LOVE displaying their work there! I actually *tried* to keep it organized…we’ve even made specialty magnets…artwork to hold artwork! However, it’s a mish-mosh of art…scattered all over!

    After, I don’t keep them…they end up in the trash (unless it’s something REALLY cute) and we create room for more work.

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  2. I’ve got lots of artwork on my kitchen cabinets. They hold more than the fridge. ;-)

    Amy @ Finer Things’s last blog post…Finer Things Friday – At the Park in January


  3. I like the one box per year idea. Also, I was going to do this for Christmas but came up with a better idea (oooh, actually, got it from your site—the calendar w/handprints…) Anyway, before we did that I was going to make a calendar for everyone in the fam w/Lydia’s craft projects from the year.


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