Tag Archives: Artwork

1st October 2014

8 Ways To Display Kids’ Artwork

I love it when Stanley gets creative – and whilst some of his masterpieces go straight in the bin  (especially when he’s in the mood for black paint), there are plenty of pieces that we create at home or come back from nursery that I want to display. With limited space in our apartment, however, I don’t really know where or how to hang them up – bar the odd piece stuck to the fridge with a magnet. So I have been busy researching for ideas to make a feature of his artwork and encourage his creativity (and Wilfred’s too, when he’s old enough to grab a crayon).

Here’s some of the ideas I have found (each linked to the blog or website that deserves the credit). Which one will you be trying? I think we’ll go for number 5, as they are so cheap to buy at IKEA (link to UK IKEA above picture – and link to Dubai IKEA here). I do love number 8 too; if only we could afford to have a whole wall of them!

1 – Pinboards for each child

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2 – Giant Pictureframe, string, and pegs

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3 – Magnetic frames for the fridge (similar found at Habitat for £7 each)

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4 – Colourful picture frames with binder clips

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5 – Curtain wire and clips (available at IKEA for £10)

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6 – Mounted Clipboards on wall 

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7 – A wall of photo frames

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8 – Kids’ Artwork Frames (My Little Davinci, from £29.99)

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27th July 2014

3 Ideas for Handprint Art

Wilfred turns 6 months in a few days time. It’s a cliche, but the baby days go so quickly and he will be a toddler in the blink of an eye. So to capture this time in his life (complete with squidgey thighs, gorgeous giggles, and splayed frogs legs when he sleeps), I decided to create some handprint artwork today to remember just how little he once was. Of course I couldn’t leave out Stanley, so we wanted to create a few pictures where he could get involved too.

We decided to create animals from their handprints, to make artwork we could frame for their nursery in Dubai. After a bit of research online for inspiration, we settled on camels, elephants, and dinosaurs – and here’s what we created…

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Here’s a few pictures of us creating the pictures – although there are no pictures of Wilfred as our concentration was firmly on getting a 6 month old to place his hand in the correct spot without smudging the paint all over the paper (obviously this happened… We luckily had a few gooduns)…

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If you try them out, I’d love to see your artwork!