11 Things to do with kids arts

 11 things to do with kids art

Are you forever surrounded by little people’s finger paintings, endless crayon drawings and paper plate craft?

Are you a sentimental hoarder like me? Then this post is for you! It was inspired by a link I shared last week and a conversation on a local facebook mummy group I belong to.

Seems I’m not the only one drowning in my little Picasso’s works of art. So here’s 11 things to do with kids art…

1. Turn them into 3D Toys

As I shared last week, I’m dying to give this one a go.
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2. Turn them into Custom Mini-Masterpiece designs

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3. Include a favourite piece on your photo wall

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4. Use as wrapping paper

art wrapping paper

5. Hang with string and pegs in the kids cubby house or playroom

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5. Turn them into fabric, wrapping paper, cushions or even wall paper

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6. Create a memory book

See post by Beth at Baby-Mac – how to make a photo book using iphoto.
Or use SnapfishKikki-k Albumworks, Momento Big W or many of the other photo book makers.

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7. Store them in a Folio like this one from Officeworks

officeworks folio

8. Use an app like artkive

9. Laminate your favourites

10. Simply photograph, store on a hard drive them and dump them!

11. Or if it breaks your heart to throw them away, get Daddy to ‘take them to work’.

What do you do with your kids art?  I’d love to hear… share your ideas in the comments below.

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4 thoughts on “11 Things to do with kids arts

  1. What great ideas Shannon!! Thanks for sharing!! Love the idea of a memory book! At the moment, all my daughters art work is stored in a DIY folio. I have wrapped xmas and birthday presents using my daughter’s artwork. Everyone loved it, and you save a bit of money PLUS children love sharing their art with friends and family! :)

    1. Glad you liked the post Charlene! The wrapping paper idea is super cool isnt it. We had a little Christmas craft day with my mothers group a couple of years ago and all the kids painted their wrapping paper. so fun and everyone loved their beautifully wrapped pressies Christmas morning. I’m the same with the folio thing and I’m such a hoarder, I find it hard to part with their masterpieces. xx

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