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Are you the parent of preschooler who loves to do craft projects? Whether they simply like to color or if they like to make their own hats or puppets, you may have quite the collection of artwork in your home. If so, there may come a point in time when you wonder what you should do with everything. If that time has come for you, continue reading on for a few great ideas.
Perhaps, the greatest thing that you can do with all of your child’s preschool craft projects is save them. Honestly, you never know when they can come in handy. There may be a point in time when your child would like to view them or you may even wish to do so together a few years from now. You can properly store your child’s drawings, paintings, and other projects with the use of a keepsake box or a treasure chest.
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Displaying your child’s preschool craft projects in your home is another great option. This is often easier for traditional drawings, coloring pages, and paintings. What you can do is hang the items on your refrigerator. Once that is full or if you are looking for another option, you can devote a small corner or wall of your home to hang your child’s drawings, paintings, and coloring pages. This option is best in your child’s room.
Although it is much easier to display smaller preschool craft projects, like paintings or drawings, you can also do so with larger projects. For example, if your child makes a foam bowl hat, you can display that hat on a bookshelf or a decor shelf hanging on your wall. Your child will likely feel pride when they see their creations prominently displayed in your home.
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Another great option, when looking for something to do with your child’s preschool craft projects, involves sending them to family members. If your child has any long distance grandparents, they would likely love to receive something made by your child. You can send these items, like a pen or pencil holder or a mail holder, as a gift or just because.
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It is also important to remember that many preschool craft projects can also be used by your child. For example, foam bowl hats make a great addition to a game of dress up. The same can be said for paper lunch bag puppets; your child can put on their own puppet shows and plays. If possible, encourage your child to get full use out of their craft projects.
As outlined above, you have a number of different options when looking for ways to get the most use out of your child’s preschool craft projects. Before making your decision, you may want to ask your child for input. You never know, but they may already have their own great ideas.