My 2.5 year old is very proud of his artwork, and I wanted to find an attractive way to display it in our house – on a wall, not on the fridge. I Pinterested it and found a few solutions, and merged a few of the ideas into this VERY simple project. My plan is to let him choose which ones to hang when he brings home a new masterpiece. I also take photos of each one which I will use in our annual Photo Book.What you’ll need:
- Frames. The ones I chose from Michael’s were on sale (tip: visit their mobile site, click on weekly deals, then coupons, and a lot of them will show up. I saved 25% on the frames.) I chose the 14×18 frame matted to 11×14 inches.
- Bulldog Clips. That’s the technical term. Not “metal clip things” like I described to the lady at Michaels. I had to go to OfficeMax to purchase them. I got the ones with magnets so they would be easy to glue.
- Super Glue.
- Some sort of backing to add behind the matte. I used leftover Watercolor paper from a project from long, long ago.
How to create the kid’s artwork display:
1. Take the glass out of the frame, add some sort of a backing behind the matte (I used watercolor paper because I had some and it is thick. You could just get matte cut for this. I was too impatient to wait at the counter at Michael’s for this.)