- Published on Monday, 10 October 2011 09:22
Submitted by Leah - Peacock Pottery
When our oldest son started Preschool (5 years ago) I never realized how many art projects would be sent home!
Art is a wonderful way to teach children about shapes, colors, numbers, alphabet, special days, etc. At the parent orientation my son’s preschool teacher emphasized how IMPORTANT displaying the child’s artwork is – even if it is just a scribble to you, it is important to them. If it ends up in the trash can – what message is being sent to your child?
In our house we have a stainless steel refrigerator – magnets do not work. So - what was I going to do to display everything? Here was my solution: I made a “frame” on the wall and then used push pins to display all of his artwork. This is a very inexpensive and pretty way to show off all their hard work.
- 2 – 6’ or 8’ molding (can be found at Home Depot)
- 3M Command Strips
Cut the molding in half at an angle to create a “picture frame” look when on the wall. Attach the command strips to the back of the molding and attach to the wall. These work really well. When it is time to take the frame down, no residue is left on the walls. I am fortunate enough to have my dad, who is a woodworker, make name plates for each of my sons, which I put on top of the frame. You can find inexpensive lettering at most hobby / craft shops to personalize the frames.
We have 2 frames now - 1 for each boy. They love showing off their artwork (self esteem!) and I love looking at it every day!