Hi There! Welcome to Lil’ First Friday! Over the past month I’ve been finding some really inspiring projects for kids to create, as well as some really unique ways to use and display art that children have created. Soooo, I’ve decided to switch things up from the normal single featured artist post and showcase some of these creative project ideas. let’s get started!
I spotted this awesome wall art on Etsy and I think it would make an amazingly fun art project for children…and some awesome wall art as well.
I think this is one of the coolest ways I’ve seen to display children’s art. What a great project to do together… would also make a great Mother’s or Father’s day gift for kid’s to put together with a parent. Simply scan in children’s art then print it out at a smaller scale, place prints behind a cut-out photo mat and frame. Viola!
How beautiful is this??? A mobile made from children’s art. This would be a wonderful project for a child to create with a parent for the arrival of a new sibling, cousin, or friend’s baby.
Now, I ask you: how excited would a little critter be if you made his or her art work glow??? Kids love when grown-ups show appreciation for their creativity in sincere ways that help them know you really like and value what they have created. These are made by drawing on parchment paper and then wrapping the drawing around simple glass votives. (For grown-up use when lit, obviously)
Finally, we have this super cool project and display idea. Have your children create individual portraits of family members and then hang them all together to create a totally unique family portrait wall. LOVE!
I hope you guys found some inspiration here for creating and displaying children’s artwork. I know I did, and I can’t wait to get started…I have a little while to wait as my little bud has just started holding crayons…and still kinda thinks they are a snack. But as soon as he stops trying to eat the art supplies, I’m totally making all of these!
P.S. Stop by next Sunday for Second Sunday book review where I’ll be sharing the first of a three part review on 10 Mindful Minutes. See you then!