Art does not just enhance kids’ creativity, but other areas too including emotional, social, and mental development. Children take pride in their artwork and so do the parents. This is why their artworks are typically seen displayed all over the house including on the fridge and walls. Aside from this, there are other things that you can do with your child’s artwork. Here are some of them.
Get a tattoo
If you have been planning to get another tattoo, why not pick one of your kid’s drawings as the design? This will make them happy and proud as they will see their artwork etched on you all the time. When they grow up, it will still be there, and it will serve as a memory of their younger years and how you were proud of them as a parent.
Use as cards or gift wrap
There are several holidays and special events to attend all year round, and that also means giving out presents. Instead of always buying new gift wrapping, use your child’s art for wrapping the gifts. This will give them joy, while you save money and help preserve the environment through recycling at the same time. Use the smaller artworks as greeting cards. Families and friends will appreciate them.
Turn it into jewellery
If you are not into a tattoo, another way to immortalise and make your kid’s artwork into another decorative piece is by turning it into jewellery. Handcrafting jewelry from children’s artwork is not something new, but the output is always unique because the design is from your own kid’s work and imagination. There is no limit to what type of jewellery you want, and that includes a necklace, ring, earrings, charms, and bracelets.
Use for keyrings
Instead of buying a key ring or key chain; have one personalised using your child’s work of art. It works the same way as turning it into jewellery. Your child will beam with happiness, and they will be more confident with their work knowing that you take pride in the result.
Make a digital collage
Do you find it difficult to throw away your child’s artwork? You are not alone because other parents feel the same. However, since kids love drawing and making more art, the artwork can pile up, and you will have to let go of them at some point. You can still keep a copy of their work without having to worry about the clutter. Scan their art and resize them into smaller images so you can turn them into a collage. You may also print the collage and put it in a frame for display.
Create a photo book
Select your favourite pieces and turn them into a photo book. It will keep things organised in your house while preserving the works of your little one. It’s something worthwhile looking into, especially when your kid grows up.
Your child’s art doesn’t just need to stay on the fridge or the wall of your house. Be more creative in showcasing your kid’s work.