If you are like most parents, you probably have your kid’s artwork on the fridge. Or maybe stashed away in a box somewhere. If your kids are anything like I was as a child, they are mass producing art and would be extremely hurt if it wasn’t displayed for at least a short time. And if you were to throw their priceless art away? Devastation. How can you keep your children’s artwork from taking over your home, without hurting their feelings? Here are for some fun ideas!
Your child’s artwork can now be made into a stuffed toy. Imagine the look on your youngster’s face when they see their artwork as a toy! Several companies now offer to turn drawings into stuffed toys including Budsies, Child’s Own Studio, Doodle Your Toys and Little Bo Babies.
Do you have a digital frame sitting around? Why not take photos of each drawing and load them into the frame? Now your child’s art can cycle through the frame and you can still enjoy all of the drawings! You can also take the digital image of your child’s art and put it on almost anything on a site like Snapfish. How about a coffee mug or calendar for the office? Do you need a tote bag from SnapTotes for commuting? Put your child’s art on it!
Do you have a blank wall somewhere in your house? You can make a gallery wall to display their artwork. You can find fun, colorful frames and hang their art up. Ikea offers a lot of different frames or ways to hang artwork or photos. Target and Walmart would also be great stores to find frames for not a lot of money. Get an eclectic mix and arrange on a blank wall to make your child feel like Picasso.
Totally Out of Hand can turn your child’s art into jewelry. Jewelry is something you can wear now and pass down to your child or grandchildren. Jewelry also makes a great gift for grandma’s. This is a little more on the pricey side, you may want to save this for a special piece of art.
There are many options out there for saving or repurposing your child’s art. How will you display these precious works of art?