Children's Art Display Ideas

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Children's Art Display Ideas
Encourage kids' creativity by displaying their art. (children pictures image by Vladimir Kirienko from Fotolia.com)

From wearing copies of paintings on T-shirts, having a drawing professionally framed, or just hanging a macaroni-and-string collage on your refrigerator, when it comes to ways to display your kids' art, the possibilities are endless. Here are several fun, unusual ways to display favourite examples of your children's art.

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Colourful clothesline

Outdoor clotheslines may be a thing of the past, but they are perfect for hanging children's art. Use colourful twine or yarn and tie it to hooks or strong supports from two ends of a room or from two walls in the corner of a classroom or bedroom. The line should be tight, but with some flexibility, as the attached artwork will weigh it down. Use old-fashioned clothespins that the kids have decorated to look like miniature versions of themselves.

Children's Art Display Ideas
If time is an issue, glue pictures or a small self-portrait of the child's face on the end of each pin. (Children's paintings image by Pink Lion from Fotolia.com)

Open frames

Choose a wall where one or several open frames can be hung. Youngsters will feel as though their creations are true works of art when you feature them in a special display area in the home. Since there is no glass or backing, you can change the art as often as you are willing to take the frame off the wall and tape a new picture to the inside of the inner edges.

Children's Art Display Ideas
Allow your child to paint colourful designs on the frames for a creative touch. (kid paint image by Andrey Kiselev from Fotolia.com)

Art treasure chest

Make copies of your child's drawings, paintings and stories and glue them on a box and its removable lid. Allow the pictures to overlap to give dimension to the design. Make sure the top of the box is not heavily layered though, as you will want to be able to close it. Once the glue is dry, brush over the art with a découpage sealer. This box can be set on a shelf to hold school papers, report cards and mementos. Your child can decorate a new box for every school year.

Children's Art Display Ideas
Choose a box with a loose, removable lid. (box image by Bartlomiej Nowak from Fotolia.com)

A new way to display and save art

In today's world of Internet archiving, you now have the opportunity to store and save your child's art online. Whatever site you choose, make sure no last names are used to identify the kids. Teachers, parents, families, and students can access art, and if you love a certain design, you may be able to order the art to be added on a mug, mouse pad, or other product.

Children's Art Display Ideas
The artwork saved online can be accessed in years to come. (child and laptop image by Renata Osinska from Fotolia.com)

Cork a wall

Cork tiles can be purchased online, or through a hardware or home decorating store. Cover a small wall with cork tiles and provide your children with push pins to display select pieces of art. This cork-covered area will give them a special place to display their creativity.

Children's Art Display Ideas
For added decoration, paint the cork with two or three bright colours. (purple red and gold cork texture background image by Sean Wallace-Jones from Fotolia.com)

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