Back in September my son brought home a back-to-school supply list that stated the following:
- large backpack (we do BIG art)
Yes. Yes they do. Big art indeed. Heartwarmingly big. But where to put all of this big art? Tired of taping things to walls and windows (or sneaking in the trash), I needed to come up with an alternative.
Here is what I came up…*Some links are affiliates to help support this blog.
How to Display Kid Art in 4 Easy Steps:
1. Go to Jo-Ann Fabrics and buy these open barn wood frames in various sizes. Or order similar ones here:
5×7 Natural Barnwood Open Frame
11×17 Natural Barnwood Open Frame
8×10 Natural Barnwood Open Frame
11×14 Natural Barnwood Open Frame
2. Paint Clothes Pins and hot glue to top of frames.
4. Clip up kid masterpieces and enjoy!
It really is as simple as that!
Then when even more BIG artwork comes home, Artkive the old (an app that stores pictures of kid art and can later be printed into a book) and store it where you wish….whether it be in the trash can (bad moms) or scrapbooks (good moms)…. Confession: I am the bad mom version…..and then replace the frames with the new art! I must admit, the Artkive app makes me feel a little less guilty. If you don’t have this app and you have kid-artwork-throwing-away-anxiety then you might want to download this too.
So tell me, how do you display kid art?