Children and their art
Young children love making art. They let their creativity flow from mind to paper with out worrying what anyone thinks of it. Before you know it their precious art pieces have taken over the house! You would like to keep all of them but there are only so many drawings a refrigerator can hold.
There are some great ideas out there for preserving and displaying your child’s artwork:
Go through your child’s art with them and select both your favourites. Sometimes they like things that you don’t and that’s ok. We teach them that not everyone has the same tastes. Take their pictures and attaché it onto the wall, even consider kids wall murals, or hang papers from a clothes line stretched against the wall or put it up in beautiful, colourful frames.
Designate an entire wall in your child’s bedroom or in the house for displaying their artwork. You can update the collection every few months with more recent creations.
Children’s art makes nice gifts. Especially for family members. Stick their little drawings or paintings in a big photo album. Frame a picture for granny or grandpa to hang up in their house.
You can make a collage of all their best drawings. Let them choose the pictures.
Make a game:
Another way to use your children’s art is to make puzzles from it. Cut it out and stick it to some heavy-duty card. Your child will have fun putting his own art together and you will save money from buying a brand new puzzle.
If you don’t feel like doing any of the above and you don’t have space to keep any of their art but want to remember what they did, take photos of your favourite pieces and store it digitally. That way you can also share it with them when they’re older. There are a number of apps available to upload and organise your child’s art.
Make a book of it:
Turn some of their pictures into a coffee table book. Again choose pieces with your child with made to order kids wall murals and let them help you with the layout. This doesn’t have to look professional, it is your child’s art after all.