Creative Ways To Save Your Kids' Artwork

Kids make a ton of art projects between school, extra-curricular activities, and Saturday afternoons. All in – you could be looking at 20 pieces of beautiful, handmade art per week. We love keeping these mementos, but don't always have the room to store every macaroni frame or fingerpainting. We turned to our friends at Coinage for a couple sweet, creative ideas to put those sentimental pieces to good use. A simple way to share the artwork is to send a painting or two to grandparents. Nana and Papa will love a sock puppet that their little nugget made at summer camp, and it's extra-special if they live farther away. Another good option for saving your kids' artwork? Turn those drawings, sketches, paintings, and sculptures into a digitized photo book, like a Shutterfly album. It's an easy way to keep tracking of your budding artist's work without dealing with scraps of paper. What are your best methods for storing your child's art?

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Coinage. Life well spent. Presented by Geico. Parents with toddlers are provided with years of endless macaroni necklaces and finger painting collages. Between school and extracurricular activities, kids can bring home 20 plus art projects a week. These extravagant new crafts will soon start taking over your home if you don't find a way to get rid of them. Here are three ways to put these sentimental possessions to good use. Your kid's crafts make an excellent gift for relatives. Grandma would love a sock puppet that her little nugget made at summer camp. It's sweet to send these to family far away, not to mention, shipping will be inexpensive, but will include a lot of heart. By using a flat rate envelope or box at USPS, you can send these treasures and spend less than ten dollars. Create a photo book on Shutterfly starting at $15.99. Take pictures of your little one's art and send them off to be added into a photo book. Add a gift box at the end of your order, and you have a wonderful present. With the few precious pieces you decide to keep, consider framing them. You can use the images to decorate your child's bedroom. [MUSIC] Score a six pack of eight by ten sleek frames that are perfect for your kids fabulous drawings. The frame is sure to add a clean decorative look under $20. Take one or all of these tips and make great use of your childs artistic endeavors without being buried under mountains of glitter and feathers. [MUSIC] Coinage, Life well spent. Presented by Geico.
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