1. Create a display board
You will need: A large frame (make with architraves from a hardware store, or buy a secondhand frame and remove the picture), chicken wire, upholstery staple gun, felt, hot glue gun, pegs
- Cut chicken wire to fit inside the frame, staple in place
- Cut felt into squares and glue onto the back of frame to protect the walls from the wire
- Hang on the wall and use pegs to attach artwork
2. Make your own art scrapbook
The thing about displaying your children’s artwork is that as soon as you get it organised, more comes in. Try taking a photo of your child with all their magnificent creations at the end of each year or term, then display it in a scrapbook. It will be a great record of what they have made, while making room for more.
3. Make your own wall of fame
You will need: Clipboards, blackboard paint, brushes and chalk
- Paint clipboards with blackboard paint (we used Resene), allow to dry then add another coat
- Use chalk to draw a border around each clipboard, then hang on the wall
- Add more art as it arrives home
This is also a good way to display school notices.
4. Make colourful gift packs
Turning your children’s artwork into wrapping paper and cards is a special way to personalise your gifts – and recycle! Grandma will just love it. The gift bags (pictured right) would make great goodie bags for a party.