Displaying Kids Art on the Wall–{Hot Tip!}

School is over and summer is well underway.  But I bet if you are anything like our family you have kept special papers, report cards, and art projects all in some type of bin, box or folder.  One of the things I have noticed about my kids is that the more I showcase their projects the more they try.  That is why the magnetic wall frame I hung last week is perfect. They love seeing their special papers on display in my house.  I love decorating with my kids’ art work and I find that they feel such a sense of pride when their artwork “makes it” on our walls.

displaying kids art on the wall

Unfortunately most of the artwork they bring home doesn’t fit perfectly into frames.  If you have a high quality printer you can easily resize something if it is on an 8 1/2” x 11” piece of paper. 

resizing kids art work

However if it is bigger you will have to call in the big guns.  I took my artwork to FedEx Kinkos and they will resize it perfectly to fit into the size frame you want. They charged me less than a dollar each to make a full size color copy onto cardstock.  So now all their wonky sized art pieces all fit into one frame, and we still have the originals to preserve for later if we want.

resizing art work for frames

Most of the color copies well.  We had one piece that wasn’t able to copy as nice as I would have liked.  It kept focusing on the apples Kayla painted and didn’t pick up the blue background well.  But it still looks display worthy.

kids art on the wall

I have both a frame of Kayla’s artwork and Isaac’s on my studio walls as part of my gallery wall.

decorating with kids artwork

If you want to see how I put together a meaningful gallery wall in my studio hop on over and see.

I encourage you not to just pack away this year’s art.  Get it out, resize it and put together an area in your home for your kid’s to be on display.  This is another way I am building creativity into my kiddos.  How do you build creativity into your kiddos?