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What do you do with all the flippin' pictures?!!!

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AnnieSG Fri 22-Apr-05 14:57:38

Just wanted to ask how other people deal with the issue of keeping/chucking out their children's art work. My Ds(he's six)is really into drawing and is in a phase of copious output. Obviously we put up the good ones, but he gets upset about any sneakily thrown away. He seems to have forgotten about some he's done, then will say 'Where's my picture of....?', which makes me cringe in horror!
I feel we need some system, other than chucking them all in a big box, which I have also tried.
Anyone got any ideas?

Gwenick Fri 22-Apr-05 15:00:05

We 'send' ours of to Granny and Grandad, or other relatives to 'show off' his work - and we have an agreement with them they can do what they like with them (my mum usually chucks them out for me).

That way he's 'happy' it's disappeared because someone else has been 'given' it rather than seeing it being thrown in the bin

pabla Fri 22-Apr-05 15:00:56

Any that they are really proud of go upon the wall, any others I think are worth keeping go in a folder, the rest get binned. Now I just need a system for deciding what to do with the vast quantities of schoolwork that comes home at the end of each academic year!

Beansmum Fri 22-Apr-05 15:01:37

what about getting a blank scrapbook for him to draw in, then all the pictures are kept in one place and none of them get lost. you'd have to tear the really special ones out to pin up though

SaintGeorge Fri 22-Apr-05 15:29:18

All of ours get thrown into a large box, along with birthday cards and the like. About once a year I go through it and try to pick out maybe 3 or 4 for each child that I really like, the rest gets thrown. Sad, but we would drown in paper otherwise.

Jayzmummy Fri 22-Apr-05 20:56:21

Scrap book them.....wonderful memories to keep and treasure.

rickman Fri 22-Apr-05 21:16:48

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AnnieSG Sat 23-Apr-05 15:23:24

Thanks for all those suggestions. But can I ask, when some of you say 'keep all of them'..are you being literal? ALL of them? Don't know if it is just characteristic of my son that he has these frenzies of activity and can produce about ten in an hour! I really would have to build an extenstion....and it's those ones that aren't the best that are the problem!!

SoupDragon Sat 23-Apr-05 15:28:12

I keep all of them. And then, I look through them a year later and if I haven't a clue what they are, I throw them out! It's far easier to throw them out 12 monthls ater than it is when they're new.

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