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10 Creative Ideas for Displaying Your Child's Art

by Jennifer McLaughlin on May 21st, 2015

Display Your Kid's Art Projects

6. Create an Art Slide Show

Using slideshow software such as Flipagram or Kizoa, or the more traditional Microsoft Power Point, you can easily create a slideshow of all the art projects your kids have created! Add effects, music and text and you can create a chronicle of years worth of artwork! Share your slideshows via email, Instagram or save them to your cloud account and view them anytime you want to walk back through memory lane!

7. Create a Mug or Water Bottle

Carry your child’s art with you on the go! Make your favorite travel coffee mug or water bottle an original. Your child will love the fact that you display their artwork all week and show it off to friends and co-workers. As a bonus, when your child creates a new favorite piece of work, just send it in and create a new beverage container. Throughout the years you will surely have a nice collection!

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8. Turn Art into Small Keepsakes

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Think key chains, charms, or necklaces. There are several companies that will take your child’s art, shrink it down and make an adorable, piece of jewelry or functional trinket. Search Google or go to Etsy.com for ideas on how to turn your kids art projects into artful jewels!

9. Make Placemats and Magnets with Laminate Sheets

If you have your own laminating machine, just chose enough to make your dining table place settings! Or, you can go to your local craft store or teacher supply store and pay a small fee to have your kids art and drawings laminated.

To create magnets, choose smaller images your child has drawn or cut out pieces from a large project. Laminate and glue a magnet to the back. Use these to decorate the fridge or to display new masterpieces! You can also try this cool DIY polymer clay magnets tutorial from ThisHeartofMineBlog.com.

10. Make T-Shirts, Pillows, Blankets or Bags

You can send in a photo of your child’s art project to a photo printing service like Target.com or shutterfly.com and they will print the image onto a number of gift items, such as t-shirts and blankets. If you’re more into DIY, try creating your own screen-prints and make several keepsakes for the whole family! This tutorial from Lil Boo Blue covers several items you can create.

Try these other fun kids craft ideas and enjoy creating, learning and connecting with your child!

Jennifer is a former special education teacher and mentor. She obtained her bachelor's degree at Kent State University in Ohio. She enjoys dancing, reading and spending time training her dog, BrunoMars. 

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