They didn’t discriminate based on quality — my gallery-worthy ballerinas hung next to my little brothers’ one-star Ninja Turtle knock-offs.
Or so I choose to believe.
After a while the fridge would be covered in fourteen layers of magazine collages and cotton-ball sheep, and in a manic cleaning frenzy one day all of that fine artwork would end up in the trash and the Brown Family Art Gallery would be wiped clean just in time for a new installation.
While the fridge is the gold standard in children’s art displays, there are so many other options these days.
In my house we’re only one step above the refrigerator; our kids’ masterpieces end up taped to the basement door. I’m thinking about mixing it up a little and using a blank wall in our breakfast room to create a gallery of our own, one that could be changed over time and would give each child their own place of honor among their siblings.
Here’s a roundup of some kids’ art display options. Which is your favorite?
Mary Lauren Weimer is a social worker turned mother turned writer. Her blog, My 3 Little Birds, encourages moms to put down the baby books for a moment and tell their own stories. Connect with her on Facebook and Twitter.
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