Here's a nifty use for hairspray. Lightly spray a bit of hairspray (aerosol, not pump) onto charcoal, pastel chalk, or lead pencil art work to "fix" the medium in place until you can get it framed, stored, or permanently fixed with a commercial product.
By Teresa Bowen from Vine Grove, KY
I did just this when I took art in college. It worked well for fixing charcoal drawings and was much cheaper than artists' fixative products.
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To preserve your little treasure's artwork, a fine mist of hairspray over the child's drawing will "fix" the medium. It works best for unstable mediums such as chalk, pencil, and pastels which can easily smudge.I used to do this in school now I use this tip for my drawings from nephews and nieces.