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At some point it becomes clear that you won't be able to save every drawing your child creates. But trashing it just seems wrong, so instead give your kids' drawings a second life.

At the end of the day gather up several pages of your kid's artwork and create mini coloring books. Bind pages together by sewing down the middle; otherwise, staples will do. Keep a stash of these homemade coloring books for your next restaurant outing. The little ones will be thrilled to see coloring books featuring their very own artwork.

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