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Hanging Kids’ Artwork

Five ways to hang kids' artwork

When he was three, Anton came home from preschool with a stack of paintings, and I taped one of them on the wall for the afternoon. Cut to two years later: It’s still up and has become one of my favorite pieces of art in our home. What is it about kids’ drawings that feel so good? Here are four other ways to display children’s artwork…

Five ways to hang kids' artwork

Decorate a door. “Our apartment has a sliding door that separates the living area from the bedrooms. We put up the kids’ artwork, and I plan to switch it up eventually and let them paint directly on the door. I think they’d love it.” – Liz

Five ways to hang kids' artwork

Just tape it up. “The paper taped above our bed is the first pencil drawing Cleo ever did, for Father’s Day. When we hung it, she pointed at it and said ‘Cleo!’ She was this tiny little person feeling pride.” – Sarah

Five ways to hang kids' artwork

Make a mini gallery. “It was important to me to hang our son’s artwork in the kitchen and his bedroom; then we kept the other spaces feeling more grown-up. We used cheerful Ikea frames, and we all loved it.” — Abbey

Five ways to hang kids' artwork

Five ways to hang kids' artwork

Embrace the chaos. Did you ever see this hilarious drawing on Twitter? Laughing out loud that the title is “Interrupted House.” His parents definitely caught him as he was coloring it in!

What art do you have around your home? If you have kids, do you ever hang theirs? Side note: My sister’s fridge is always exploding with drawings, photos, postcards, old wedding invitations, thank you notes, holiday cards, basically anything that’s meaningful to her. It’s so much fun to admire as you walk through her kitchen :)

(Top photo of our apartment by Christine Han. Liz Libré’s kitchen by Alpha Smoot. Sarah’s bedroom by Lena Corwin. Abbey’s kitchen by Seth Smoot. Tina’s kitchen by Alpha Smoot.)

  1. Kim Q says...

    My body displays some of my favorites from my kiddos! My older daughter did a drawing of 4 birds, representing the 4 members of our family when she was 7. I loved it and hung it in my office. It hung there for years, until one day I decided it should be a tattoo. And so it was. Then I knew I would have to add something my younger daughter drew when the time was right. I added 2 butterflies and 5 flowers drawn by my youngest, also drawn at age 7, that represent my 2 girls and our family again (including our dog Snoop). I love this tattoo so much!

  2. Betsey says...

    LOVE the framing of the wall drawing. It’s not an unfamiliar occurance in our apartment and this is a heart warming reminder to keep a sense of humor!

  3. Sarah says...

    This makes me so happy! Growing up, my mom always had my siblings and I make gifts for our grandmother, aunts, and uncles each Christmas, so each December, we each had a very serious project we were working on, ranging from dammit dolls (look it up and then laugh at a 10-year-old making them), to soap, and everything in between. My sister (the littlest of us) made pastel drawings one year — they were abstract and scribbly, but my mom had them framed and we had one hung on our wall in every apartment we lived in after that. It’s one of my favorite memories of the holidays, and was always one of my favorite pieces in our family home.

  4. Hilde says...

    My 2.5 year old drew his first recognizable car (recognizable to us, mind you. He always knows exactly what he’s drawn haha) last week, and I hung it up in our kitchen. At least once a day he’ll walk past, point at it, say “car!” and beam with pride. Though to be fair, we’re just as proud :)

  5. Sarah Sanford says...

    Did you know that little girls tend to paint nouns and little boys tend to paint verbs? I used to get worried when my oldest son painted black and red scratchy lines in all of his artwork, but really he was just imagining himself running free. May be the case for Anton too.

  6. becka says...

    my son always asks why we dont put up his drawings. it would be mean to say that i don’t like those pathetic little markings, but that is the reality of it and i just tell him to work much harder

  7. These are great ideas. I’m thinking of making a “mini-gallery “, where I can put all their artwork.

    Laura

  8. Megan says...

    During her pre-school days, I framed and hung a few of my daughter’s art work around our home. She is now 14 yrs old and the pieces are a sweet reminder of the years past. Loved this post.

  9. Sarah says...

    That last one reminds me of something my mom did when I was a young kid. One day I kept bothering her while she was in the bathroom and she was so annoyed, she slammed the door open and the knob went right through the wall. She ended up framing the hole in the wall and putting a tag on it that said “The Black Hole” and left it as an art piece in our house for years.

    • Ksm says...

      Brilliant! Do you have any memory of how you STOPPED annoying her in bathroom? Or have any wise advice on what she could have done to make you stop. Or why kids certain age won’t let you pee in peace. COZ I am just a day away from installing my own ‘the black hole’. 😀

  10. Ana says...

    I do a changing gallery wall near the entryway. I hang the pictures up with Washi tape so that neither the paper nor the wall is damaged. NOTE: not all Washi tape is created equal. MT Washi tape is really good in terms of staying stuck when you want it to and coming off easily without a residue when you are ready to change it up. I save special artwork in a file after I am done hanging it. My son enjoys going through his file from time to time.

    • Ksm says...

      What kind of file do you use? I have been looking for something to store these gazillion masterpieces, my son brings home.
      Also does anyone have a suggestion on a not so expensive kids school memorabilia, album or file anything. Thanks!

    • Ana says...

      I just use a normal hanging file. I have a portable hanging file holder that I keep by my desk for papers I need more often. (Like the all important “to file” folder and “to shred folder”.) Also, I don’t store all of them. Just the ones that strike me.

    • Eva says...

      The Container Store has boxes specifically for artwork – I bought one for each of my kids and it’s working well for now!

  11. shannon says...

    My wonderful Sister-in-law and her friend started a company to “make little art big!” Barney and Wilf (http://www.barneyandwilf.com/) is named after their children–Wilfie in the checked shirt is my adorable nephew. It’s two mums who were drowning in children’s artwork who decided to do something about it! They source everything themselves and send your original artwork back in perfect condition! check it out! makes GREAT christmas presents!

    • Kelli says...

      These are gorgeous!!!! What a great idea :)

  12. Anna says...

    When my siblings and I were kids, our parents hung our up art… and never took it down! We’re all in our 30s now and a giant noticeboard of paintings, collage, photos and random oddities collected over about 15 years still proudly hangs in their hallway; a weird but wonderful time capsule!

  13. Grace says...

    When I was growing up my mom had my dad make a GIANT bulletin board that took up an entire kitchen wall, 8×4 feet! It was much like your sister’s fridge with pictures, cards, and wedding invites scattered across it. We put our report cards on there too (SO PROUD! wrote my mom.) She hung up her favorite drawings and paintings we did and even reports and writing projects. Our family motto, my college acceptance letter and my brother’s high school diploma ended up there as well!

  14. T says...

    I hung our niece’s artwork as part of a gallery wall amongst purchased art and other photographs. At or housewarming one of our neighbors who is a primary school teacher had a hunch that the tiny artist was present and announced loudly “you guys, does anyone know the source for this work? It’s amazing”, my niece BEAMED and shyly whispered “I did that one”.

  15. Alison says...

    Some of the most memorable gifts my mom has ever given me was some of my childhood artwork professionally framed (given to me when I was an adult). Some of them are from when I was 4 or 5 so not much more than finger paintings, and others are from when I was older (middle school). At first I thought she was just giving these to me because she’s thrifty (she IS…”Mom, can I have a stamp?….”Well, do you have $.46?”), but then I recognized the sentiment behind it. They are some of my favorite pieces to hang on my walls :)

  16. Caitlin says...

    I read an idea somewhere to scan all of your kids artwork/school projects and then make a photobook for each year/child. I love this idea for when my little guy is a bit older so you can keep each and every piece without the clutter and just hang super special projects.

  17. Beth says...

    We have a big wall in the kitchen that serves as the kids gallery where we hang out kids art with blue painters tape. They curate what hangs and what comes down (sometimes with editing help—they want the wall to grow and take over the house…) It is a joy for me to look at and they get tons of compliments when friends come over, which is good motivation to create more!

  18. Michaela says...

    Growing up my parents hung my artwork and preschool activities in our garage. The garage maybe doesn’t sound glamorous, but it went from empty unfinished walls to rows and rows of my “accomplishments” that we all went by every day. It’s only now that I realize how special it was that my parents basically dedicated the biggest room in the house and our everyday entry to the home with my work. I can still picture my early block letters because I looked at those drawings so many times as child (especially the ones hung near the backseat!). I’m going to have to tell my parents how cool that was.

  19. Jen says...

    An Ikea hack which requires no painting or sawing in half!… We use the metal Ikea Dignitet curtain rail on a wall in our kitchen and use pegs to attach artwork to it. Organised glorious chaos.

  20. Jess says...

    We do lots of painting so I make sure to keep my 2yo daughters special ones and then I use the rest as wrapping paper. Sometimes I have to stick 2-3 together but everyone loves it and it makes gift giving feel even more special! For Christmas I’m planning on getting a big role of brown kraft paper she can just paint all over it to then wrap family gifts

    • Emily says...

      This is such a fun idea!

    • Rae says...

      Jess, we do this too, including the roll of kraft paper. It is such a personal touch, right?
      If you find that your regular paints don’t show up well on the brown paper give these tempera cakes a try in the basic palette and the neon. They really pop because they have a lot of pigment and not much binder (can you tell I’m an art teacher)? They also last forever.
      https://www.dickblick.com/products/tempera-cakes-in-trays/

  21. Nayla says...

    I put a metal sheet on one of our kitchen walls and fixed it with screws and now we put pictures and our kids art there, with magnets. Super cool and easy.

    • Gina says...

      hi! I would love to know more about how you did this – sounds like such an awesome idea! Where did you buy the metal sheet?

    • Lissa says...

      We did the same thing – we bought two of these panels in the matte black color and hung them with the included screws (which we colored over with a sharpie). It also doubles as a place to write our family calendar in chalk pen, so that’s handy. I love to see the rotating gallery of our daughters’ masterpieces :-) https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00U2XB7JS?psc=1&ref=yo_pop_mb_pd_title

  22. Kari says...

    Joanna- we can see just a peek of your gallery wall next to Anton’s drawing and I love how your frames are mixed but also seem to match. Are they part of a collection or from a particular source?

  23. Amanda says...

    My favourite part of visiting other people’s homes is seeing their fridge! I love looking through photos, kids art work and the funniest magnets! It really can say so much about someone!

    My son H brings home art work in piles at the end of every week from daycare. I’ve been keeping some to put into a memory book of sorts (maybe when I’m not squirrelling away time just to shower!) but the rest we hang on these magnet bars from Ikea around his room. I don’t have the heart to start recycling any yet, so when we visit family members and friends we always bring a stack they can take from!

  24. Nita Chandrasekhar says...

    Hahahahaa, ‘Interrupted House’ is the best!!! ROFLMAO

    I love the title, the seriousness and the framing…too good!

  25. Laura J says...

    My daughter once did a cute picture of santa and a house that I had made into Christmas cards.

  26. Heidi says...

    Every year when I get my daughter’s school pictures back, I have her draw a picture of herself, and then I take a photo of the two side by side. She’s only in kindergarten now, but I hope to put them all in one album one day. I love how she includes her curly hair and usually some sort of rainbow dress… this year’s addition was eyelashes!

    • Ramona says...

      I love this idea. I am totally stealing it.

  27. Meghan says...

    We used to go to a neighbour’s cabin every summer for a week, and it had my favourite piece of kid art ever. In the bathroom, over the toilet (prime real estate!), was a framed toddler’s drawing of a misshapen circle in black and then a ton of red scribbled all over most of the paper. At the bottom, the teacher had written the title of the piece, “Daddy Waking Up in the Morning”.

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      hahahaha

  28. Helena Kenrick says...

    I don’t have children, so this isn’t a question for me yet.

    But my parents had a piece of art I did (preschool? I have no recollection of doing it) that they framed and hung up in our stairway. It was on the wall for the majority of my childhood, complete with a teacher’s neat handwriting since I couldn’t write my name.

    In many ways, I think that piece of art was more meaningful to me than even the photos they put up. The art was imperfect and joyful in a way that photos rarely felt (especially pre-camera phone, when there were more of those mall portraits).

    And I think especially as I moved through adolescence, I often felt distant from and frustrated with my parents (even though they were lovely parents – just the nature of growing up, I think). The painting always felt like a very visible reminder of how much they loved me, how excited they must have been to watch me grow and to encourage me. It was hard to be cynical about them when I passed by it on the wall. The thought that they went to the trouble to frame it once even moved me to tears.

    So I think it’s a great idea. Put up their artwork!

    • Rachel says...

      I love this sentiment, so sweet that you thought about it this way and that hanging your preschool art had this impact on you. I framed a couple of my toddlers watercolor paintings and put them on the mantle this summer.

  29. Colleen Wenos says...

    I strung a rope across the dining room wall and clothes pinned pieces to it. It’s like a gallery. And, I take pictures and put them in photo books when I get a coupon.

  30. Esvee says...

    Not only do I have a Cleo, but her first drawing is also taped above the bed <3

  31. Jessica Hutchens says...

    I love Anton’s art here! Legit art. I see a knight in motion on horseback.

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      oh my gosh, you’re basically right! he said it was a battle with cavalry. :)

  32. DL says...

    I hang nieces, nephews and friend’s kids art in my laundry closet….it’s always a nice surprise while doing laundry. And since they’re not my kids and I don’t get on a daily/weekly basis, I don’t have to pick and choose!

  33. Lindsay says...

    “It took me 4 years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child” – Picasso

  34. Nicola says...

    And god help you when you get caught putting it in the recycling!

    • Brooke says...

      Word!

    • Val says...

      So glad I am not the only one!

  35. Jess says...

    Kids artwork is just the best. I bought a simple, large frame and inserted corkboard behind it…hung it in our dining room and use cute push pins to hang our favorite pieces.

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      what a great idea!

  36. Shaye says...

    Our kitchen cabinets and doors are always covered with artwork, just tapped up. Also, our refrigerator is painted with chalkboard paint, so it is a constant source of changing artwork and lists.

  37. I hung two corkboards at our art table, but for years, we would tape everything to the wall. I love and miss that explosion of children’s art.
    My daughter made a beautiful dessert piece and I had it framed by framebridge and now it hangs in our living room. The only hiccup is every now and then my daughter goes through a phase where her art is super precious and must be framed and hung and displayed for all to see. And I don’t always agree ;)

  38. K says...

    I frame the extra special kid paintings and use it in a gallery wall with other “real” art. I like the mix of adult and kid.

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      LOVE that idea.

  39. Lisa says...

    My sister framed a painting her 2year old made, and hung it in a prime spot in their living room. When I visited, my nephew was beaming with pride and had to show it to everyone who was visiting. He still today (more than 6months later) points and it and says “mine. I made it” every now and then. It warms my heart.

  40. cgw says...

    I scanned my daughter’s first drawings in high resolution, printed, and then framed them in inexpensive Ikea frames I had extras of. I put away the actual drawings of any I want to keep (because usually they fade easily b.c of poor materials), and recycle the ones that I don’t think are special. We have the first handful of her drawings framed up in our dining room. For a while I was also taking all the scanned images and making coffee table books of her art to give out as gifts to grandparents (and keep one for ourselves), but over the years as she’s drawn less, and I have had less time/energy, that endeavor has falled by the wayside. However, each year she does a family portrait of our little family and an “all about me” self portrait, and it’s very, very, VERY cool to see how her renderings have changed and how she views herself and us. She’s nearly 14 now. :)

    • Turtle says...

      What a lovely tradition! I’m a grandma and would love to receive a book of art created by my grandchildren. I’ll be passing your clever idea along to my kids. Thanks so much for taking the time to share.

  41. katie says...

    We had JUST moved when our 14 month old started a new daycare with art and with a completely bare kitchen I just started taping it to the wall. Flash forward and we’ve had many fun games of I Spy/categories (find art made on a plate…) during meal time. Not to mention the 10+ spiral notebooks filled with his art. I love it!
    My friend “borrowed” my art wall idea and created an art door at her house but took it one step further, which I love. Since so much of the art is seasonal, she takes a photo of it as she rotates them through. And then she plans to make a photo calendar of the photos! What a sweet gift for family. If I was that organized…

  42. I love this post! I ‘commissioned’ my 8yo son to draw anything in my shoe cupboard as a way of filling the quiet moments of his summer break. He could earn £1 ($1.30) in pocket money for every shoe he finished. I scanned all the drawings afterwards to make a poster for the wall and they look so lovely! He was pleased too with his grand sum of £9 :-)

    • Molly K says...

      I love this whole idea! Wish I could see the final poster!

  43. I love this topic and the ideas are all so sweet. I’m an artist/art prof, so we have amassed a decent art collection, mostly through trades, so our house feels pretty full of “grown up” art (even though much of it is colorful and playful). We still want to feature our current (and future, #2 due NYE!) sons’ artwork prominently. We use the side of the fridge, the cork strip at the top of a school chalkboard in our hallway, and a magnet board in our son’s room and his door to showcase his work. It’s important to mention: we’re NOT minimalists. Art everywhere. Plants everywhere.

    When he was old enough to grip a crayon, I started his first “sketchbook”; it’s full of stickers, scribbles, stamp pad shenanigans and such. He’s 3.5 and onto his second sketchbook and it’s fun to watch them grow with him. You can see his interest in a specific repeated mark or color, the learning of letters (_scribbles_ “okay, what [letter] does this look like?”) and the spelling of his name. We also started him on a watercolor sketchbook (with a little portable watercolor set) while on a family vacation in Chicago, as a way to pass the time while waiting for meals while out at restaurants. For a while he had a nightly watercolor habit before bed; one of my favorites is framed in our family room. When he started to attend daycare and bring home daily finger paintings and sticker collages (all of which were precious, but honestly, there are LOADS), I made a garland out of little flags cut from the drawings, that still hangs over his dress up area. The scraps were recycled, or became collage material. While setting up the new nursery, we used some of our son’s drawings to decorate it and create a welcoming space for his baby brother; that way he takes pride in the room (and hopefully its new inhabitant!), too.

  44. SM says...

    When my boys were small and generating stacks of colourful quirky masterpieces,we were living internationally and on the move frequently; if we even had the space to pack the works up in a move, they were prone to damage. Mom came to visit and took photos of the kids’ artwork. That inspired me to do the same and build albums which we still have, many years and moves later. The actual art could be recycled but we still had the image and memory. So colourful and fun to flip through!

    I also had a childhood friend who lived in a beautiful home which had been decorated by a fleet of designers. I always remember the formal living room which had on its wall among the priceless oil paintings, a gorgeously gilt-framed drawing by one of the kids, clearly from the pre-school era. I loved the whimsy, love, and humour of it – all so formal but family still the most valued among the valuables.

  45. We have an awkward hallway that I never could figure out how to decorate, so it is now the art gallery. Nothing fancy, just random kid art stuck up on the wall with washi tape, but it’s my favorite part of the house! It’s so cheery to walk past the baby’s first scribble, and my colorful collaborations with my four year old, and the portrait my six year old drew of me depicting me as a pooping queen (seriously, and it’s hilarious).

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      that is so so sweet. do you put their ages on them?

  46. Sara says...

    My kitchen is covered in my kids art. It makes me so happy. A new friend recently came over and told me our house was “so lived in” – haha. Not sure what they meant but decided it was a compliment :)

  47. Erica says...

    I buy canvases for my girls every year on their birthdays, and let them paint whatever they want. We’ve been doing it since they were born, and it’s so cool to see how their skills and color preferences have changed over the years. I try to keep bits of their artwork throughout the year, but these canvases are special, obviously. Plus, it’s fun to think about them lining a hallway, twenty years from now. I’m so glad I thought of this before I had kids!
    (I might have posted this twice by accident, it seemed like the first one disappeared)

    • Vera says...

      Love this!

    • Thuy says...

      This is great! Love how simple it is. Thanks for the rec.

  48. Leanne says...

    My husband taped a handful of preschool art projects on the wall next to our front door. I was mildly annoyed at the time with the disruption of my intended aesthetic (eye roll), but let it go and life goes on. Now, fast forward two years later, the entire entryway and the boys’ bedroom are floor-to-ceiling galleries. Just paper and tape. I love it so much.

  49. My kids make and bring home so much that every month I have to go through and keep one or 2 pieces and toss the rest. The really special pieces get framed.
    Yup, I’m terrible.

  50. Tami says...

    We do the fridge thing too because it’s the easiest place to rotate the daily artwork and it’s always seen by everyone so it feels special.
    My son, who is now 6, has drawn the same. stick. figure. guy. since he was 3 years old. The other day I told him that he might want to up his game as that stick figure guy, while cute, has been around for quite awhile and he’s looking rather tired.
    He said, “Well Mommy, you look rather tired and we keep you around so I think he can stay”. All right then.

    • Katherine says...

      😂😂😂

    • cgw says...

      OMG, your son… I love it!!! Hahahahahaha!!!!

    • Karen says...

      BURN!!! thank you for sharing.

    • shannon says...

      Whatever brain space is not going toward art is devoted to verbal development and humor! Your son sounds like a fab kiddo!

  51. Laura C. says...

    My seven year old is ALWAYS drawing and her favourite subjects are, for my complete joy, family, her, her and her sister, the four of us, and hearts with face and wearing crowns. I don’t know what to do with all those drawings, it breaks my heart every time I do a cleaning up, but seriously, there are ton of them!
    I did know the framed house story. It is amazing, kudos to that parenting.

  52. Sue says...

    I made a tiny gallery, pinning two smaller ropes like clothes lines in our entry way:
    https://twitter.com/HappySchnitzel/status/990200935157772289
    The pictures are hung with tiny wooden clothes pegs.
    These days, when there’s new artwork, the kid goes directly to hang it themselves, deciding what goes where and what could be removed.

    • Val says...

      Yes, this is what I did too. Over a few staircase handrail posts. I got a whole bag of inexpensive colorful wooden pegs from amazon. So fun to look at!

  53. Erica says...

    I buy a canvas for my girls every year on their birthdays, and have them paint whatever they like. It’s so fun to see how their skills and color preferences have changed over the years. I also love the idea of having the paintings line our hallway when they’re, say, 21. I’m so glad I thought of this before I actually had kids :)

  54. Lindsey says...

    I also really love taping up their artwork on their bedroom doors (I use fun washi tape.) Kind of like: “Hey, visitors! Here’s a peek at the kid you’ll find in here.”

  55. Callie says...

    I have an ikea wire curtain line hung in our kitchen and use the clips to keep an ever rotating gallery up. (this is all over the internet and definitely not my own unique idea, but it’s the one I went with and it definitely works for us).

    I also like to take pictures of some of my favorites–I add them to my instagram feed which means that eventually end up in my chatbooks–I like that it shows little snapshots of their creativity that I’ll have forever–I joke that these books are the only thing I know I’ll someday pack to take with me to my nursing home.

  56. Lindsey says...

    My kids’ playroom has a fireplace with a mantle. To display their art, I grabbed some cheap clipboards and just leaned them up against the wall. We can switched the art out as often as we want!

  57. Maryann says...

    I love just taping them up too, but as my kids get older, I have framed a few that I really love, e.g., my son’s illustration of flying tacos. I really love their self-portraits, and noticing how they change from year to year.

  58. Andrea says...

    Our apartment door is metal, so we often slap up art that small visitors have made or sent us with magnets.

  59. “Interrupted house” is the absolute business – I want to be those parents when my time comes!!

    Rebecca

  60. Marie says...

    We love Li’l Davinci Kids Art Frames. They look like normal frames, but they have a hinge that allows you to add art to them and a deeper frame that allow you to keep the older art stored inside. We love that we get to easily swap in art and keep the work fresh, but also have the look of a nice frame.

  61. Blythe says...

    These aren’t anything new, but I love them! The front is spring loaded, so you’re able to open the frame and add a new piece of art to the top of the pile, which makes it easy to swap out art. Honestly, though, my favorite thing about them is that every time I go to add a new piece of art, I go through all the ones stacked below it and it’s like a time capsule taking me back in time through my kids’ artistic journey.
    https://www.amazon.com/Child-Artwork-Frame-Display-Masterpieces/dp/B000IF7JXS?crid=22UMT0ZITFNX1&keywords=art+frames+for+kids+art&qid=1540225130&sprefix=art+frames%2Caps%2C212&sr=8-5&ref=sr_1_5

  62. My five year old will do a stack of drawings and ask to hang them up. We’ll walk around the house together and he’ll decide which wall to put it on and hold it there and I’ll tape it. Anywhere in the house. We call it our gallery!

  63. Alexandra says...

    Our daughter is a prolific artist. We hang up some of her artwork, mostly in the hallway and change it on a regular basis. When Aaron’s closed their stores, I scored frames in many different colors and sizes with mats, and they are perfect for her artwork. The simple colorful frames and especially the professional-looking mats elevate the kid’s artwork to something you truly want to hang up on your walls. We have grouped the kid art on a white wall.

  64. Lisa says...

    Years ago, my then five year old son and his friend occupied themselves at a sushi restaurant making many small works of art. When they finished the collection they proceeded to walk around the restaurant to sell them to the other diners. When asked how much each one cost, they would say “free” and give it to the person. I was equal parts proud, delighted and horrified. Luckily the diners were all good sports. And, the collection sold out!

  65. Betsy says...

    My one-year old twin boys have come home from daycare with stacks of artwork. We’re in the middle of a reno, but I have been dreaming of the day the dust is cleared and I can hang their artwork in our hall. Timely post :)

  66. Rachel Mandel says...

    I am an RN and work as a consultant for daycares that have children with health needs. I have started taking my son’s art to work and decorating my office. It is a nice nod to my work and my baby but would be fun in any office I am sure.

  67. Jennifer Manzano says...

    Totally. Make a thing of it. Our kitchen art is a collection of framed watercolors brightly painted by my son when he was 2-3. He turns 14 this week. We love that it’s old and reminds us of the long history of our family & all that we’ve worked through together.

  68. OMG Anton is the next Cy Twombly! Sign me up!

  69. When I drew on the wall, I got my crayons taken away for a month. I still remember that as one of the harshest punishments ever, because I loved drawing so much! Kids these days have it so much easier (jk … sort of)

  70. Claire says...

    I love this! My six year old spends hours drawing and coloring and we really try to encourage this. Recently, he worked on a project for a week. He said he wanted to sell it to a comic book store–I told him I wanted to frame it and that I would buy it from him since he worked so hard on it. We are constantly displaying art work around the house from both of our boys. No rules to it, just hang and change it up when we are feeling in the mood.