Over the last few weeks, we’ve been discussing ways to Capture Childhood from behind the lens of a camera. As parents of younger kids, we need to remind ourselves that these simple moments of childhood are fleeting. The primary goal of Capturing Childhood is to embrace and document theses someday-priceless ordinary activities. If you have a little artist in your house, then things like paint, markers, glue sticks, and scissors are likely a part of YOUR everyday life.
Painting is just another way of keeping a diary. – Pablo Picasso
Your children are creating a visual diary for you. What is the best way to display and preserve their work? How do you Capture Childhood when it comes to ART?
Below you’ll find seven creative ways to display art in your home,
plus tips on how to manage the constant flow of projects.
Below are seven inspiring art display options:
- Create a Gallery Door. This bright set of vinyl frames is perfect for kid’s art work! They’re perfect for a door or bedroom wall.
- Build a new age wall gallery using classic skirt hangers.
- Keep things frugal. Play with upcycling thrifted frames.
- Check out this gorgeous kids’ art area for inspiration.
- Invest in easy-storage frames. We have a staircase wall gallery using Change of Art picture frames. Sometimes there are photos in the frames, sometimes art work. The versatility is wonderful.
- Create a one of a kind space kitchen hallway gallery using thin curtain wire.
And in our home, we…
7. Use three magnetic boards to display family art.
Each of my daughters is in control of their own art board. They decide what projects are displayed, recycled, or saved.
We have a non-stop stream of artwork flowing through our home. Giving kids ownership of what to showcases allows you to decipher which pieces bring them the most joy. There is a limited amount of space on the boards so when a new piece goes up, an old piece has to come down. We’ve got a memory bin full of favorite “saved” pieces.
The idea of tucking this away onto a dark shelf in the basement or garage feels too final to me.
Pop on over to Let’s Lasso the Moon to check out
7 ways to upcycle and utilize your child’s art.
Does your child love to CREATE, too? Let’s chat in the comments.
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