Your Child’s Art Makes Great Art! Perfect for Valentine’s Day Gifts!
I probably don’t have to remind you that your child’s art makes great art. Duh, right?! OK, but sometimes your prolific little Picasso’s works of art might seem like they are starting to take over the entire house, after all you just can’t stand to throw out that 46th picture of the dinosaur body that was started but never quite finished…. right? Between me and you, I suspect we might all sneak a couple of their less than stunning pieces in the trash when they aren’t looking. I’m also thinking that’s OK. But there are also some really fun ways we can display, cherish, and use these wonderful pieces that are sure to make you and the kids feel so good at life!
Framing your child’s artwork makes a great addition to any picture wall, playroom wall, or that empty wall that just needs a little something! Framing their work really makes it feel special and it adds truly one of a kind art to your walls! If you have the space in the playroom, kitchen or kids’ room, you might even think about creating a little art gallery to display their works or art! You can use frames, peg boards, strings with clothespins or whatever you have lying around to create your gallery wall. Rotate the framed art on a regular basis and it might even become kind of a “thing” for the kid’s project to become frame or wall worthy! After all, there is only so much room on the fridge!
Framed artwork also makes a REALLY awesome and inexpensive gift for Mom, Dad, Grandparents, Aunts and Uncles for Valentine’s Day, Birthdays, Mother’s and Father’s Day, and Christmas.
Not sure what to do with all of the other works of art? Buy the kids a large scrapbook or pretty storage box to collect their artwork in all year and ask them to purge it periodically or use it to switch out the pieces on the wall.
If you have the space, you might even use the work to create a collage wall. Once the wall is filled up you can use it for a backdrop, or selfie area and designate a timeframe to leave it up before using new art to start it again.
You can also take pics of the kids work or scan it then upload it to any of the sites where you can make photo albums and doodads. Create an album of just the child’s artwork, put it on keychains, postage stamps, coffee cups and more and use these as gifts for the grandparents and family all year through! Check out places like Walgreens, shutterfly, staples, and vista print!