I've been asked by a few readers how I store and organize my children's artwork. I will share my own method at the bottom of this post, but first I want to show you some of the creative solutions I've seen around the web.
Tonya from Create-Celebrate-Explore had the brilliant idea of creating a photo book of her kid's art projects. What I love about this idea is that it allows you to record large items and 3-d projects in a small amount of space.
Jen from A Thousand Words created a completely amazing duvet cover from her son's doodles. This might be one of the coolest things I've ever seen.
|via A Thousand Words|
And Jen from I Heart Organizing created this filing system for her children's school papers, but it would work equally well to store artwork.
|via I Heart Organizing|
I ruthlessly edit our collection of masterpieces to consist only of the works that best reflect our life and my kids' current skills, then I mount those on a piece of cardstock in a page protector and display them in my scrapbook. I make a little label that includes a title and the child's name and age. In true Imperfect Homemaking fashion I'm showing you the most embarrassing drawing I could find: A drawing of me, when I was 8 months pregnant with the twins.
It's really quite an accurate portrayal....