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5 ideas to display your kids art that you might not have thought of

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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….

5 ideas to display your kids art that you might not have thought of
Sometimes it is HARD to know what to do with our kids art?!?!

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.

5 ideas to display your kids art that you might not 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….

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?

Swap the jeans for your kids’ pictures!

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.

5 ideas to display your kids art that you might not have thought of
Choose a few of your kids drawings you like, and turn them into a poster collage!

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:

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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5 ideas to display your kids art that you might not have thought of

Helen is a mum to two, social media consultant, and website editor; and this site is (we think) the only Social Enterprise parenting magazine! Since giving up being a business analyst when juggling travel, work and kids proved too complicated, she founded KiddyCharts so she could be with her kids, and use those grey cells at the same time. KiddyCharts has reach of over 1.1million across social and the site. The blog works with big family brands (including travel) to help promote their services, as well as offering free resources to parents of kids under 10. It gives 51%+ profits to Reverence for Life, who fund a number of important initiatives in Africa, including bringing running water and basic equipment to a school in Tanzania. Helen has worked as a digital marketing consultant (IDM qualified) with various organisations, including Channel Mum, Truprint, Talk to Mums, and Micro Scooters. She loves to be creative in the brand campaigns she works on. Get in touch TODAY!

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Sunday 12th of January 2020

Ha ha ha! Love the framing of drawn art on the actual wall! Another creative idea is to turn your kids artwork into vinyl wall stickers. It lasts longer and gives you new options for where it can be displayed!

Mommy Bloggers Philippines

Thursday 24th of October 2019

Made me remember all the cute drawings and scribbles of my daughters. Love them and I should have kept them frozen through all these ideas.

Jess F.

Thursday 24th of October 2019

**hahaa** This is such a sweet idea with great tips on how to "be a nice parent."

Clare Minall

Thursday 24th of October 2019

Wow! This is so lovely. Your idea is very creative and perfect. Instead of throwing them on garbage. I know what to do now in my nieces drawings. This style will definitely make them draw more!


Thursday 24th of October 2019

Whenever I go back home to visit my family, my nephews present me with some of their art made especially for me. I tend to forget about it but now I will frame it or keep it to make a collage.

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