Today's acrylic is not your grandfather's plexiglass. Acrylic is available in all of the same varieties as glass - clear, UV filtering, non-glare and Museum grade. Artwork that will hang in children's rooms or play areas should have acrylic instead of glass. Acrylic will not shatter like glass and the edges of broken acrylic pieces are not as sharp. Preserve those memories your budding Picasso is creating, and display them safely and proudly!