When you have kids, you know they can produce quite the volume of art. Kids will be kids, and one of the most fun things about childhood is exercising a creative imagination. It’s unique, interesting, beautiful and you probably cherish it. However, while we’re constantly in awe of our children’s amazing creations, the paintings, sculptures, and sketches do tend to pile up at an insanely fast pace and you may find that you just don’t have room on your fridge for every masterpiece. Follow these tips to store the precious, one-of-a-kind artwork your children have given you.
Consider an App
You may want to consider using an app on your mobile device to take a picture and store your artwork on your phone or tablet. This is a great way to archive everything and quickly access it when you want to show it off to the grandparents. It’s also an easy way to share with family and friends who may live far away. Here are a few popular favorites (and their free!): Keepy, Canvsly, Artkive and Art My Kid Made. Most of these apps offer multiple profiles (one for each kiddo) and options for your child to record voice notes and edit their artwork online with stickers, etc.
You should keep a portfolio for all the pieces. Organize art by age and artist and clearly label all portfolios to ensure you know where to find certain items when you want to show your children’s talents off to others. Color coding all portfolios is another way you can help stay organized.
Frame Select Pieces
With your child, pick out a few pieces to frame and hang in their room or other areas of the house. Kids are always proud of their artwork when it is framed and has it’s own special place in the house. It makes them feel special to know that their effort is valued and can help give them the self-confidence for when they are adults.
Think about Storage
While you want to keep most of your kiddos’ masterpieces, you might find yourself running out of space. In addition, keeping paper in the attic could lead to water or heat damage if the space isn’t properly insulated. A climate controlled storage unit will help keep your kids’ art safe and help preserve it for years to come. Storage Mart Self Storage offers a number of great options for individuals looking to store their possessions. Check out one of our locations today and speak with a professional about available storage units.
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