Do you need kids artwork display ideas for all those projects your child brings home?
How to Display Kids Artwork Like a ROCKSTAR!
My younger kids have opportunities almost every day to create. This makes my mama heart so happy! I want them to be drawing, coloring, and creating!
Even though we want our kids to be engaged with art, then we’re left with the question of what to do with all those papers and projects? Here’s what we do.
When my kids bring home artwork, I take time to appreciate it. I point out things that I like and ask them about their work. Then we treat it like proper art.
We hang it up on the wall.
It’s fun and easy decor 🙂
I literally tape the projects onto a door in our kitchen.
When the door is full or the seasons change, I take the projects down to make room for new ones. If there’s something that turned out exceptionally well or my son really likes it, it will go into a folder to be considered for long term storage, but most projects are recycled at that point.
You could also use one of these other simple gallery wall ideas for an easy kids artwork display.
Some people have a terrible time
throwing away recycling their kids’ artwork.
They feel like they’re not honoring their child by discarding art. Here’s another way to look at it. Children’s artwork is often about the process, not the product. Kids are exploring, creating, experimenting with colors, crayons, paint, etc. They’re building fine motor skills, attention spans and imagination. And you’ll probably love everything they bring home, no matter what it looks like!
So if the focus is on the process, then why do we feel such a need to hang onto the product for so long?
Send kids’ artwork to relatives
Grandma and Grandpa will be thrilled to get some special projects and your child will probably be equally thrilled to send them off in the mail. It’s a win for everyone. Plus, your relatives will probably not have the same angst at eventually getting rid of the papers as you might.
You can use kids’ artwork as gift wrap
Fun and free!
For extra special treatment, scan or photograph the artwork and turn it into a photobook
Personalized photo books are such a fun way to preserve memories! My kids love looking through our photobooks! It’s truly a way to elevate everyday moments and creations to something you can enjoy for decades to come.
Mixbook is my favorite site for creating photobooks. They have an apps you can use to create a photobook in no time. Plus, the end result is far more durable than the orginals.
Store 1-2 pieces from each year in a special artwork portfolio
Keeping one or two favorite pieces in a curated collection will make your child feel more special than if you keep everything in a big overflowing pile.