Artwork Organizing Ideas: How to Organize Kids Craft Projects

Artwork Organizing Ideas: How to Organize Kids Craft Projects


Hi everyone. So in this video, I’m going to
share with you guys some quick, easy, and creative ways to manage all of the artwork
that your child is bringing home. So if you have young children, they’re probably doing
a lot of artwork, a lot of drawings, and paintings, and stuff and they might be like taking over
your house and you don’t know what to do with them. So I’m just going to share some quick
and easy tips. So the first tip is to have a section in your
house for hanging all of their artwork. So of course, they’re going to make things for
you or they’re going to bring things home that they absolutely love and they’re so proud
of and they want to display. So inside your house, you need to have a section where they
can hang their stuff. So in that section, I would suggest having
no more than like four or five pieces of artwork that they can display and kind of rotate them
as they bring new ones in. So when they bring a new one in, tell them that they need to
remove one off the string or off the hook or however you’re hanging them to be able
to hang a new one up. So a good thing you could do and I found this
at Michaels is to use these hang tags. They’re basically just like stickers that you put
on the back of drawings just like that. Can you guys see that? It’s kind of glossy. But
just 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 hang
it up, you take one down and the real question or the hard question is what do you do with
the one that you took down? We all know that you can’t keep all of the artwork that your
children are creating. So I want to share with you guys one, two, three, four different
ways. I just counted right here. Four different ways or four different things that you can
do with the artwork that comes off the wall or off the section. OK. 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 a
birthday party like maybe it’s their friend’s birthday party or maybe they’re giving a gift
to 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 pipe
cleaner to create like a fake ribbon and then a fake bow here. Now, this is a very small gift so it worked
for 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, what
you could do is just like cover the top of the gift with the artwork, something like
that or you could connect the pieces like tape them all together and just create like
a collage of artwork as wrapping paper. So that’s one way. The second thing you can do is create a greeting
card out of a drawing or painting. So all I did here was I took a drawing from my nephew
and I glued it to a piece of construction paper to make it a little bit sturdier and
then I folded it in half and then when you do that, you have a nice clean surface to
write on inside and then you can just like tie this to a gift, tape it to a gift or stick
it inside of a gift bag and you have a homemade greeting card and it doesn’t cost any money. OK. So the third thing you can do when you
take artwork off the wall and you’re not sure what to do with it, is to mail it to somebody
that 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 brighten
someone’s day. It’s going to put a smile on someone’s face. Like if I receive a piece
of – 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 hang
it. That’s just another thing you can do with your child’s artwork. OK. So the last thing you can do with all
of your child’s artwork once it comes off the wall and you don’t know what to do with
it is to take a picture of your favorite pieces. Not all the pieces, just your favorites. Collect
them for a few months and once you have a good collection of your favorites that you’re
ready to print, upload these pictures to like Shutterfly.com or any of those photo services
where they can actually print like art books for you and get them printed into book form
and then you have a nice coffee table book of all the artwork that your child created
or maybe the book can go into their bedroom or just anywhere in the house where you can
see it and others can see it. So it just creates a nice memory and it kind
of reduces the amount of clutter because instead of having like 15 pieces of artwork or paintings
that’s like this big, they’re awkward sizes, awkward shapes, there are things falling off
because the glue is drying, instead of having that, you just have a very small book. So
it just reduces the amount of clutter. And when you take a picture of your child’s
artwork and you put it into a book, you still have that memory because you can still see
the artwork. You just don’t have the physical piece itself taking up space in your house. OK. So those are just a few tips on how to
manage all the artwork that your child is bringing home. If you do something different
and you want to share with us because it’s creative, it’s unique, it’s yours, leave a
comment below or create a video response and show us exactly what you do. I hope that was helpful. I’ll see you guys
soon. Bye! 2

Dereck Turner

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