Thursday, 26 July 2012

Paper Caper


We have spent the week at home battling this relentless cold. And if we weren't all snuggled up in the big bed, reading or watching a movie, we were drawing. Seems all the little ones have had the energy for, the prolific little artists that they are. Each and every one they hung themselves on the fridge. I am sure it's under there somewhere... So much paper.


So my big question to you is, what do you do with all the paper?! I hang extra special ones on the wall, but not quite sure what to do with the rest?


16 comments:

  1. There's so much isn't there. I keep a folder of all their artwork, plus another craft book for little bits that he wants me to write notes next to. He won't let me throw anything out, and as it stands we have a production line of drawings, paintings and cuttings, so looks like we'll have quite a few folders!

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  2. Honestly, and I'm sure I'm gonna sound like a demon mama here, but a lot of ours goes on the fire. I keep so much, and have framed a little bit. But between the relentless home 'crawfting' sessions and the preschool haul, there is just sooooooo much. Your fridge is very amusing, btw. Good luck!!!

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  3. Haha, I love this Jody! I have the same problem going on here. Some days it really messes with my head, as I don't want to get rid of any of them. So I shuffle them around the kitchen from bench to bench, then eventually 'recycle' most of them. I know, it's sad. But we do have a special art line, where we peg lots of the artworks up. Our fridge also has a pretty healthy montage going on. Yours looks gorgeous! xo

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  4. I used to paint with my sister when she was much younger, then I would rip up our "not-special" paintings and glue them to plain cards to use as birthday cards or christmas cards - maybe you could do that? if you rip them up they end up looking really abstract :-)

    x

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  5. I LOVE this little MoMa on your kitchen!

    xx

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  6. I love this! I keep the ones not displayed in scrapbooks by year so that if a piece had a title or was of something in particular I can jot the name, details and date down. It's really lovely flicking back through their books and seeing how their art has evolved. xx

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  7. photograph the best ones
    keep the extra best ones on the wall
    recycle the rest
    (although I have a huge bin of school books and art to sort through so I am better at telling than doing!!)

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  8. Great idea Georgi. I'm definitely going to do that for Xmas this year...

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  9. Our house is FULL to the brim, so here is what I do

    1) The big pieces from Kinder or creche I collect and they are all used for wrapping paper - I try and encourage red and green painting at Christmas time!! But either way, that is what I use.

    2) A string with pegs along the wall and if you want something new up there you have to take something down (this works well for Miss 6)

    3) The plastic pocket books and magazine holders, fill them up with all the stuff you can't part with

    4) Turn them into birthday cards for people

    5) Make your own shopping list notepad - my kids hate to ruin their art work by using the back of them, so I do it for them.

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  10. I keep my favourites in a box
    Use others for wrapping paper
    Send some to Grandparents
    And the rest sadly have to go in the recycling bin
    Sad but otherwise there is just TOO much.

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  11. Wrapping paper!

    I love the sentimental value :)

    x

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  12. Similar to Claire - we use some for wrapping paper and once the fridge is full, then we have to throw some out and start again. But they do look so lovely!! xx

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  13. The paper makes me go a bit weak in the head. It is relentless.

    I save one from every batch and hang it on the 'clothesline' we have stretched on our bedroom wall. The kids get very excited to make it up there. The rest get discreetly recycled. x

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  14. Oh that's hilarious Jody!
    You could shred the 'less special' ones and make a big pit of shredded paper to play in one day - hours of fun! x

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  15. Wrapping paper is the best reuse. Also cut into fours and stapled into little notepads in my handbag. Just need to use black ink to write over the drawings! Your fridge looks lovely btw;) xx ashley

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