Currently at two and a half, Judah isn't super big on doing art projects but, we still do them sometimes and then I like to enjoy them on the fridge for awhile. I don't keep all of them, honestly some go right in the garbage if I know it wasn't special to him or if it wasn't anything too important. The ones that are particularly special go into a plastic tub. When this tub is full, I'll sort through it and determine if some of the things need to be thrown away or maybe given to Grandma. My plan is to keep all his special artwork in a labeled tub in the garage. I know some people take pictures of all the projects and then make a scrapbook from that. Although I'm not into clutter and I love getting rid of stuff, I know that I couldn't bear to throw some of this projects away. Some day I'll be thankful to have a few of the scribbled on papers to enjoy. When Paisley starts "making pictures", we'll most likely have the same system for her things and as they grow and change, my system will have to grow and change with them.
I'm trying to always remember to write the date and any special notes on the project. I know I won't remember because I already forget when some of his things were made!
How do you store your child's special projects?
If you have older children, is there anything you wish you did differently when they were younger?