The average child in Ireland will produce more than 2,000 pieces of artwork
Better make more room on the fridge.
A recent survey found that Irish children are very creative and that the average child in Ireland will create thousands of pieces of art and crafts before they turn 12.
The research conducted by BIC Kids also found that most parents in Ireland keep most, if not all, of their child's artwork.
The research found that over three quarters (82 per cent) of parents in Ireland have kept the first arts and crafts item their child ever created for them and 78 per cent are keeping a box of their children’s arts and crafts items to give to them when they are older.
Some parents are so set on keeping all their child's masterpieces that nearly a quarter (23 per cent) even scan or photograph them.
"Creativity is a massive part of a child’s development and as the results show, they are incredibly prolific.
While the three most common items children produce for their parents are drawings, greetings cards and paintings, the research shows the huge sentimental value all arts and crafts can have for parents – effectively telling the story of their children through art. Of course, making room for every item is no mean feat!" ” - Jo Hollins, Head of Marketing and Category Management at BIC UK and Ireland.
Not surprising the survey found that the fridge is the most popular place to display those important drawings.
Do you keep all of your child's drawings and if so where do you keep or display them?