Creative Ways to Save and Display Children’s Artwork Post Preview: This post will share ways to turn your children’s artwork into treasures that will last for a long time and be well loved. It’s not about organizing kid’s artwork, but about saving your favorites.
If your house is anything like mine you have an abundance of children’s artwork to deal with. Now, this post is not about how to organize it, but rather how to take some of your favorite pieces, those you are most sentimental about, and turn them into treasures that will last for a long time and be well loved.
Creative Ways to Save and Display Children’s Artwork
Frame Your Children’s Artwork
You can have your children’s art professionally mounted and framed as a way to display children’s artwork. If the cost is prohibitive, don’t abandon this idea. You can often find beautiful frames with pre-cut mounting at framing and craft stores, and then you can do the rest yourself.
I have three finger paintings done by one of my boys around age two on display in our home, and they are always a favorite among our guests. Framing children’s artwork not only allows you to preserve and enjoy the pieces, but it really makes the kiddos feel quite special and appreciated! Framed artwork also makes great gifts for grandparents.
Framing children's artwork not only allows you to preserve and enjoy it, but it really makes your children feel quite special and appreciated!
Display Children’s Artwork by Embroidering Copies of It
I took a drawing of our family, done by my then five year old son, and embroidered it.
I hope to do this with future family drawings as a record of the progression in his drawing skills. I displayed it in an embroidery hoop. However, one of my friends had the very cool recommendation of turning them into a keepsake quilt in the future.
Here is his drawing:
Here is my embroidery of his drawing:
If you have never done embroidery, you can definitely learn how to embroider. Simple drawings can make a great project to work on while learning.
Turn Your Child’s Artwork into a Stuffed Animal or Lovey
Last year the boys and I worked together to turn some of their animal drawings into their own special softies.
First, they drew the animals onto fabric with fabric pens. Next, together we cut them out, sewed them most of the way up, stuffed them, and then finished sewing them up to turn them into their own homemade softies.
You can take these a step further and embroider the drawings if you would like. Embroidering them can give them more texture and durability. You could also use this idea to make t-shirts, bags, bedroom decorations, and more.
Kami loves to incorporate arts and crafts into daily learning with her boys at Nurturing the Tender Years.
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