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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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