Colorful imagination, ongoing acquisition of new skills and tireless energy combine to inspire an avalanche of projects, paintings and crafts. These reminders of your child's vivid thoughts become precious souvenirs of who he or she was at every stage of their development, and as a parent, it can be difficult to let go of any of these brightly colored, crumpled treasures. As a rational human being who doesn't want to drown in a pile of construction paper—it's essential. One way to elevate the treasure from the trash is to honor favorite pieces with a more permanent position in your household. Combine your practical ideas with your child's fanciful ones to make a piece of artwork that you can both enjoy daily. While the end result—a kid-made masterpiece you can cherish—is a beautiful thing, so is the process of creating it.