Kid art is just the best.
I know it tends to pile up over time faster than dirty laundry, but choosing a few
hundred of your favorite pieces to display will turn into precious art.
Kid Art Pros
- Kids will use color combinations and compositions that are bright, fearless and unique.
- Each kid-made picture holds memories of a time, place, age and idea.
- Kids have pride in their work and delight in that work being recognized by adults.
- It is cheap.
Kid Art Cons
- You don’t want your wall to look like the front of your fridge.
- It is hard to decide between the 3.2 million pieces of 11 x 13 construction paper masterpieces.
- The artistic value of a kid-produced piece might be difficult to appreciate before it is framed.
- The floating frames I use are often $20-30 each.
This is the arrangement I just added to our homeschool room. I picked out 6 pieces of art from my boys’ school and home projects.
The floating frames were from Target. They come in various sizes and both black and a walnut color. The frames I used were the largest available and priced at $29.99. They easily fit the 11 x 13 art project paper without trimming.
After I framed the kid art, I laid it out on the floor to see which arrangement looked the best and then measured the size of the entire installation.
Using a long level and a pencil, I drew 2 parallel lines on my wall – one for the top row and one for the second row.
I went back through with a ruler and added X’s where each wall anchor needed to be positioned. The top and bottom row positions were double checked with the level in a vertical position to assure that they were aligned perfectly on top of each other.
I am absolutely in love with the kid art installation.
The colors are so bright and cheerful. The boys are excited about it and show anyone who will look. My favorite part is that each picture is attached to memories that make me smile.
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