Thursday, April 16, 2009

Crafty! - Not me, but the kids...

I've been wanting to do a 'gallery' of the kids' art ever since I saw some storage pictures frames in a catalog, and a couple of weeks ago I saw that Target carried them in their store. Hemming and hawing over the $25 price tag just so I have a frame with a pop-open door & storage in it (seemed like a bit much when I needed four of them), I was at Michaels one day and I picked up some 9x12 black wood frames for $9.99 each! Still not terribly cheap, but acceptable. I wanted 9x12 because that seems to be what all the pads of drawing and painting paper are. So - I threw paper and paint in front of the kids, told them to go to work, and I now have a terrific gallery filling the blank space over my sliding back door! I can admire it all the time, since I never seem to leave the 'great room (hah!)-kitchen' area of the house. Here's a picture of the 'gallery':



Here is Evie's (age 7) lovely flower that she painted a few weeks ago,
my inspiration for this project





Here is William's (age 5) 'boy cutting a sunflower with
scissors in the rain with a volcano in the background'



Here is Sarah's (age 2) purple dragon



and finally, Jason (17 months) -
he loves nothing more than to scribble with the big kids




I am one happy Momma! Thanks Matt, for hanging them all so perfectly :-)

13 comments:

  1. They are all fabulous.! Please tell William that his eye for color, the balance of his composition and the botanical, yet whimsical nature of his subjects are to die for.
    (All boys at my house, so over the ears I have become an expert in this particular area.)
    Fab idea. I may want to dig through my trunk of kids' art and try to do this too.

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  2. oops. Over the Years, not over the ears.

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  3. Great idea! I love them. The purple dragon one really speaks to me. :) LOL. I always love getting Isaiah's interpretation of a painting.

    Hope you have a great day!!

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  4. What a cool idea! I may have to steal this one from you....

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  5. They turned out great. I love using my kids drawings as art. I don't change them out nearly as often as I should, though.

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  6. I love them, what a great idea!

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  7. these look awesome! I love this idea and I am so going to copy you. My husband is a good hanger too:) You gotta praise when you can - right?

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  8. Priceless! Good for you!! Way better than some mass art at Target.

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  9. LOVE this!!!!! I am so stealing this idea! :)

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  10. Very cute!! I love this idea. And I love each of the paintings. So adorable! I think I'm going to have to do this too.

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  11. Love it! What talented little artists you have!

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  12. Wow what a great idea! Currently we display artwork on the fridge and after a little while it ends up getting spilled on or dirty somehow...framing it and changing it up every now and then would work so much better!

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  13. Love it! What a great place and way to display your kids art. I have a few pieces in my office!

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