Storage Solutions for Children's Arts & Crafts

Brought to you by our friend Chelsea McDonnough:

My mom saved some of my artistic renderings from my childhood, and I enjoy looking at them. But, how do you store and/or display children’s art and crafts so things don’t get out of control? Well, I’m answering that question for you with some great storage and display solutions.
Large and stylish art boxes are perfect for storing arts and crafts. Assign a box, or two, per child. You could even label the boxes chronologically– grades K-2, grades 3-5, etc.
Use mailing tubes to store drawings and paintings. Label the tubes with your child’s name and the grade in which they created their art. Corral the tubes in a pretty wastebasket or tall bucket.
Buy a file box for each child and add file folders for each grade K-12. Place important school documents (awards, extra school pictures, etc.), art, writing samples, etc. in the file folders. This is a great system to organize important documents and artwork.
Create a mini art gallery on a wall in your home. Grab some clipboards, paint or decorate them if you want, and secure them to the wall so you can easily swap out children’s artwork.
- Chelse McDonnough
Read about more creative organizing for Children's arts and crafts at blog.homes.com

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