5 Ways To Store Kids Artwork

5 Ways To Store Kids Artwork: Our fridge covered with the girls artwork

Kids artwork. You either love it or hate.

Either way, we are pretty much always guilt-tripped into keeping their brilliant works of art. At least a day or two until they can be disposed of discreetly. Usually when everyone’s in bed, hoping no one realises that the four-foot space rocket made out of loo rolls has suddenly vanished the next day. I have no idea sweetie, we’ll look for it later, do you want a chocolate biscuit?

Although I’m a bit of a sucker when it comes to children’s artwork. Yep, those soggy sheets covered in messy swirls, squiggles, splodges and splats just pull on my heartstrings for some crazy reason. I think I just want to cherish the innocents of it all. Before it all ends and they start bringing home detention slips instead. So for now, I’m embracing the early creative years.

But there’s just so much of it and seeing I don’t have the heart to throw any of it out, I’m having to think of sensible and creative ways to celebrate and store kids artwork.

5 Ways To Store Kids Artwork

Frame It

We absolutely loved these paintings which Elsie first brought home from pre-school. So we decided to frame them using these easy and affordable frames from Ikea. To add another touch, we asked Elsie what the paintings were when she first brought them home. The green painting actually does look like an elephant right?

5 Ways to Store Kids Artwork: Elsie's first artwork framed

Take Photos

Storing photographs of children’s artwork digitally is something I used to do back when I was a nanny. We would photograph the children’s artwork close up, then upload it to a file on the computer. We would then keep favourite pieces of artwork and the rest is thrown away. When the coast is clear of course.


Re-use their little works of art to create cards or keep sakes. Grandparents love receiving anything made by their grandkids. So this is a brilliant way to palm off their artwork, without the guilt.

Washing Line

Children love seeing their creations displayed at school. So why not create a little wall of art by using a washing line effect to show-off their work.


When you want to refresh your walls and store away older pieces, I’ve found using simple plastic folders, labelled for future reference, are perfect for keeping everything together and in order.

5 Ways to Store Kids Artwork: Elsie and Billie's artwork stored in folders

What creative way do you celebrate and store your little ones artwork? Let me know in the comments below…!

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  1. Laura Ball
    June 20, 2019 / 2:55 pm

    Love these ideas thank you xx

    • katie
      July 5, 2019 / 10:49 am

      You are welcome lovely, thank you for reading x

  2. Laura Ball
    June 20, 2019 / 2:56 pm

    Love these ideas thank you, I’m so gonna do the frame thing

    • katie
      July 5, 2019 / 10:48 am

      It’s such a good, cheap way to add a bit of colour to the walls too x

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