As a crafty parent of three children, our garage could quickly become over-run with craft projects, artwork and clay sculptures. Here’s my trick though. I photograph it. We have dedicated one wall in the kids’ play room; it has two ropes and large clothes pegs on it. Artwork is rotated as it comes home from school. The artwork that comes off is photographed and recycled or used as gift wrap or gift tags. Some larger creations and craft projects are used to decorate their bedroom or play room. For example, the butterfly below is currently clipped to the blind cord in the play room.
At the end of the year I make a book of artwork for each of the kids. I choose photographs of a variety of craft projects created using different mediums – paint, clay, beading, and craft kits to name just a few.