It is lovely when the kids bring their artwork home from school or nursery, and you see their amazing creations. Though sometimes, given the amount of the stuff that can come back with them, you may feel a little bit like this….
If you are struggling to know what to do with your kids art, and how to display it effectively within your home, then there ARE some fabulous ways to do so; which perhaps you won’t actually have thought of.
1. Get creative with home styling
Prints have always been the go to for kids art – but what about something a little bit different? How about cushions, or even a photo blanket? They work brilliantly with pictures, so why not give them a go with some of your kids creations? They could be perfect for a pet, or even as a wall hanging, or a cover for your , or your kids’ bed?
2. Try hanging it up
One of the most gorgeous ways to present your kids art is actually to use a piece of wire or string and then hang it up with a clothes peg. This sounds simple but it is incredibly effective, and looks gorgeous in the home – particularly if there is a bit of spare wall that just needs a little brightening up.
It obviously looks even better when the artwork is MEANT to be on a washing line, of course! Rather like these fabulous wellies….
3. Frame it on the wall
Some of you may have seen this doing the rounds on social media….
Your kids are going to do things they shouldn’t. It helps if you married someone with a sense of humour. pic.twitter.com/VVTstejBJO— Eric Massicotte (@DrMassicotte) November 14, 2017
Hopefully though, YOUR kids’ art isn’t actually ON the wall, but you can do something similar by either popping the art on a canvas, and then framing it, or just framing the original artwork by sticking it to the wall and then putting a frame around it. Both look wonderfully effective.
And are clearly a little less damaging to the wall than Eric’s!
You could even go a step further, and stick the art to the wall, and then paint a frame around it yourself. Extreme, but effective.
Frames in these kinds of styles could look really effective…as you can see from this spot of alien kids art.
4. Use a coat hanger
If you don’t like the clothes peg idea for hanging up your pictures, then all isn’t lost; how about trying a clothes hanger?
The honest company blog shows you an excellent way of doing this stylishly. Including how to personalise the hangers a little, so they are even more effective at displaying the art for you. Why not pop on over and take a look at how they do it?
5. Turn it into a collage poster
Finally, why not find a company that can turn a few of your pieces of art into a collage poster? Combine some of your favourites, and then display this poster either on a canvas print, or perhaps framed behind glass. Either option can create a stunning version for the kids, and they will love that you have displayed it like this too.
These our five fabulous ideas for displaying your kids art – and we think you may not have thought of these yourself, BUT what did you think of? Do let us know in the comments below, or on Twitter won’t you?
We do like giving you ideas for the home you share with your family on KiddyCharts, so take a look at:
- 5 ideas to inspire your kids imagination in their bedrooms; which should help their minds to fly,
- If you are actually looking for some wall art, we do have a few posters on the site, including Autumn Wall Art, and some amazing posters to encourage reading,
- If you are looking to decorate a nursery – what about this nursery mobile printable too?
- Looking at creating a playroom? how about these ideas for sensory play for a playroom, and finally
- The little tidy up gnome to help your kids tidy their rooms too!
It is a pleasure having you on the site – and don’t forget to check out some of these other ideas for your kids art too:
- Crystal and Comp has some more ideas for hanging up your kids art,
- Perhaps you aren’t sure what art projects to give your kids? Happy Hooligans has 25 fabulous ideas to help your preschoolers, and
- Childhood 101 shares where they display their kids artwork, including some of the ideas we have shared here. Go check it out now!
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