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How much of your kids Painting, drawing and crafts do you keep?

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February 5th, 2014, 12:47 AM
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After things have been displayed on the fridge for months I then put it into a box, but i realise this can't go on endlessly, especially when my child starts school and brings bits home everyday.

How do you decide what to keep and what to throw?
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February 5th, 2014, 11:16 AM
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I usually keep the cute stuff like hand prints, crafts and things like that. He is always so proud of his work so it's hard to choose.
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April 15th, 2014, 10:15 AM
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Its so hard! I have one that doesn't care and the other tears up if she sees us throw anything away! We just explain that we can't keep everything. I have one box for each of them that we add to per year of their "best" projects.
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April 16th, 2014, 09:36 AM
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i try to keep as much as possible. the problem with that, is a lot of the projects Kale brings home, he wants to play with and they end up getting ripped, stained or torn by either him or his brother, then we have to throw it away.
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April 18th, 2014, 03:34 AM
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I don't have the heart to throw anything away! What I've done is made separate cardboard boxes in my storeroom, one pertaining to every year/grade. And I stock up everything, with the latest ones adorning our refrigerator
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May 9th, 2014, 05:52 PM
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Oh, man, they make so much stuff! I can't possibly keep everything from 3 kids, so I keep my favorites, display the rest on the fridge for a few weeks, and then toss them.
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June 11th, 2014, 03:40 AM
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I keep everything in a file. It's something that will remind me of his age and when he's going to be older I'm going to show him what he's done for me when he was younger!
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September 15th, 2015, 02:53 PM
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i keep everything in boxes and stock them in the attic
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April 15th, 2016, 07:38 AM
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We keep some of the drawings that turned out better. I think it's ok not to keep everything.
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June 22nd, 2016, 07:07 AM
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Actually my friends suggest me to join a kids in daycare centers they will teach a kid how to behave and all.She refer me daycare.sulekha.I hope this will be helpful.
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July 18th, 2016, 07:24 AM
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I keep everything in my daughters drawer that she brings home, every once in awhile i'll go through when she's not home and throw out insignificant stuff. I'll keep only the things that she has worked on the hardest or seems special. My 3 year old, however, I throw everything out, unless its a handprint or something. lol. I have a no fridge policy. Nothing gets posted on the fridge cause its messy. My daughter objected at first but now she accepts that rule. If she really wants to display something, she's welcome to put it up in her room.


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August 10th, 2016, 11:15 PM
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I tried to keep as much as possible. When the fridge and the living room wall runs out of space, I keep them in a large shoe box which I store in my bedroom cupboard.
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