Monday, April 16, 2012

Craft: repurposing kid's artwork

A crayon hasn't left my daughter's hand for the last year and after a few months, her artwork was spilling out of the bins in the playroom. I decided to use some of the pieces to make gift bags out of old shopping bags. I cut out shapes and glued over the store name. Family and friends love the bag more than the gift! 
We recently started painting watercolors and drawing on craft paper. I roll out a large piece and tape it to the kitchen table and let Emmerson paint and color for hours. I plan to use this as wrapping paper.

I also love framing drawings in a simple frame with matting and mixing them in with other artwork and photos in a wall collage. The photo below (an idea I found on Pinterest) is cute. 

What creative ways have you seen children's artwork used?

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