2.20.2013

Kids artwork display...continued

As you already know from my previous post, my daughter loves to draw. She has an enormous amount of drawings, watercolors, collages and doodles. Of course, once in a while I have to go through her drawer and sort, and when I do, I always feel sad to toss some, and I feel sad for keepers, because there is no way to display them all. And these "masterpieces" are really good and fresh, and truly original.
So I wanted to share with you some ways to introduce your child's artwork into your life:

1. The simplest one - FRAME IT and call it abstract work. I discussed it here along with pictures:




2. CUTOUTS - appropriate for those who like to color.
Here is what I did from my daughter's coloring: cut out the shapes, animals or whatever your child has colored, paste onto a white foam board, Optional: select a few of the pieces and paste onto thick card-stock first ( i used cereal boxes or something like that) , then onto foam blocks. This way you will have more dimensional art...





3. Hang them on IKEA curtain rods on a white wall ( in corridor OR inside the kids room) This method will work for all those crafty thingies they bring home from Day care or pre-K.




4. Make a textile of doodles - can simply enlarge your child's doodles, and trace with a fabric marker onto a duvet, pillowcase, or a sheet. Maybe curtains even... I wanted to do this for soooo long!



5. This is my latest find and I love it! Make KEYCHAIN from your child's artwork. I guess you could also print your doodles onto a mug, mouse pad, tray, etc in order to preserve kids artwork without the actual papers laying around. Cool!

Do you have a favorite way to display your child's artwork? Please share in comments!



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