Do you have a future little Picasso in your home (it’s okay, we all think we do!)? If so, you probably already have a designated spot of honor on the refrigerator to hang his/her most cherished pieces; then realized that not only is your little artiste talented…but she’s also prolific with her output as well. If you just can’t cram another finger painted masterpiece onto your Frigidaire, read on. There is a host of fun and creative ways to showcase your child’s talents that don’t involve an appliance of any sort.
Think Outside The (Refrigerator) Box With Your Kiddo’s Masterpieces
Next time your child comes to you with a piece they are proud of, consider the following display ideas:
Frame it: Every worthy work of art deserves a little framing to really make it pop. Various sized photo frames purchased at a thrift shop will keep the expense to a minimum and offer an eclectic final look. Want a more uniform display? Some online vendors actually specialize in magnetic frames designed specifically for children’s artistic endeavors.
Create a “gallery wall”: Find a spot in the house to act as your own art gallery. Any empty wall area will do, but a spot that is right at their eye level will make displaying their pictures even more exciting for them.
Use it on a special item: Know all those websites that let you put a picture on a special item like a mug, set of coasters or a mouse pad? Many of them will also work on a scanned image of your child’s artwork. Have them choose an item to keep for themselves or to gift to someone else.
Make giftwrap with it: Speaking of gifting, using some of your child’s artwork as gift wrap is a great way to repurpose some of their pieces that they aren’t especially attached too. You’ll recycle for less waste and the gift recipient will receive an extra distinctive presentation.
Take a photo of it: Looking for a way to commemorate an extra special drawing forever? Take a picture of your little one holding it. It’s a great way to ensure that, even when the picture gets old and faded, you have a photo to remember the day it was created.