With a Preschooler and a Kindergartener (who was a preschooler not too long ago), we are inundated with artwork...who's with me on this? I love that they are fostering their artistic sides, but EVERYTHING comes home! If they make two lines with a pencil on a sheet of paper, it is sent home and I look like a wicked witch if I throw anything away. Believe me, the trashcan gets a workout after hours, when the kids are nestled, all snug in their beds. BUT, there are still many, MANY pieces that I just couldn't bring myself to throw out...however, the problem of the ever-increasing pile 'o art remains.
Sooooo, I was watching the HGTV show with the Novigratz's (husband/wife design team) and they were designing a basement playroom and they printed this huge collage of the kids' artwork...yes, please! I can SO do that...and, I did! My kids even helped me sort. :-) I picked 12 pieces for each of my older kids. Avery has a while til she starts her pile. I decided I would print out one large poster-sized piece and hang it in my new office (still in progress).
Well, what do you think? I happen to love it, especially since I scaled down the pile and the kids are cool with it, because there will be a whole wall dedicated to their masterpieces. Believe me, I still have a ridiculous amount of paperwork that I will never toss, but I feel like I definitely accomplished something.