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Whats on the Kids Art Display Wall This Month

I really love how easy it is to change out the artworks on our kids art display wall! We’ve continued to change it up pretty regularly but the last time I post an update of the art on the wall was in October so I figured we’re due for a new post. It’s a fun way for me to share what we’ve been up to as well as to document my kids continuing creative development.

So… What’s on the kids art display wall this month?

Kids Watercolor painting on the art display wall

1. A portrait of mama (me) painted by Daphne (age 4) at the easel with liquid watercolor paints. I love the big heart in the center!

Kids Art on the Art Table

2. An abstract marker drawing of ducks in a duck pond made by Maia, age 8, at our new drawing desk (purchased from Imagine Childhood; we love it—I’ll try to share more about it in an upcoming post). I strung a small display wire under the window where Maia can clip artworks, letters, etc (it’s officially her homework desk). See the Zita the Spacegirl book there in the photo? Maia loves that series; thanks so much to everyone who recommended it and other graphic novels last month when I put out a request for recommendations on facebook.

Oh, and that rainbow bunting? That’s the one Maia made a couple of months ago with the melted crayon drawing technique.

3. and 8. Abstract art made by Daphne with corrugated cardboard and a glue gun + drawings.

4. A black and white Zentangle drawing of a leaf made by Maia a few months ago.

5. A black and white drawing of a crown with heart jewels made by Daphne after we made the stained glass heart crowns.

6. Our family’s hearts from the map of my heart art project we did on Valentine’s Day.

On the  Kids Art Display Wall This Month - Colored pencil drawing of a tree and birds by Maia

7. A spring drawing of a tree with birds nests and an owl family made by Maia with colored pencils on the drawing desk.

8. and 3. Abstract art made by Daphne with corrugated cardboard and a glue gun + drawings.

9. Abstract painting on canvas made by Daphne last year.

Art Making and Kids Art Display with a drawing made on the light table

10. Drawing made by Daphne on the DiY light table, using a black Sharpie marker on red cellophane.

art on the chalkboard

11. Some heart and flower chalk drawings on the chalkboard (by Daphne) plus a couple of notes (by friends). The fish kite was a recent yard sale find; we haven’t flown it yet, but I love how it looks here!

On the  Kids Art Display Wall This Month 2

12. Over there in the corner, there’s a Sharpie drawing on canvas made by Daphne a while back but embellished recently with additional marker designs and details.

Art Making and Kids Art Display

It had been on that Ikea picture ledge but when I moved it to the bird fabric wall hanging, she noticed it afresh and asked me to get it down so she could finish it.

P.S. See the Fort Magic submarine by the window? It’s now covered with fabric and there are three little kids taking it for an undersea adventure as I write this. I hear them talking about shark attacks and jellyfish and negotiating who’s going to drive.

What’s on your art display wall (or wire, fridge, chalkboard, mantel…) this month? Feel free to share a photo on my facebook wall! I’d love to see!

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    March 4, 2014 at 2:19 pm

    I really enjoyed learning about what’s on the art wall! Right now Naomi is in to using the hole puncher and the heart hole puncher, adding them to regular drawings and collages and then sewing them. Part of the collage has been cut up doilies and cut up scratch art paper. That’s what is hanging up but she is also painting a bunch of toilet paper rolls to make a big imaginary hamster or mouse maze!! We love cardboard boxes around here and have made lots of homes with them so I can’t wait to try the card board collage you posted about.

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      Jean Van't Hul
      March 5, 2014 at 3:24 pm

      What fun ideas, Dena! I’d love to see a pic of that hamster maze! :)

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    Circus Queen
    March 5, 2014 at 3:43 am

    My daughter is only two but I never cease to be inspired by posts like this. We’re enjoying seeing her art develop and though I do display things, it would help us to have a system like yours. Thanks for sharing. I’m not very confident at the prospect of exploring art with her, so it helps to read posts like this one.

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      March 5, 2014 at 9:34 am

      Ahhhh, 2 year olds are SO fun to do art with. I used to work with infants and toddlers and as soon as they could hold their heads up on their bellies I had them painting and exploring art (non-toxic…always!). I would lay them on their tummies and put the paper on the floor in front of them with a sponge or they could just use their hands and they would grab and feel the paint and the sponge. They loved it. As they got older all they wanted to do was art. Be confident! There’s no wrong answer when it comes to art with children. I had the kids in my classroom until 18 months old and by the time they left my room they had tons of artwork. It was my favorite thing to do with them. You just need to be prepared, it’s gonna get messy! FUN but messy! :) Grab a plastic paint drop sheet from your local hardware store. I think I got mine at Ace hardware for around $2.99. Stick that under their art space in your house while using messier products and just allow them to explore. An old sheet would work well too if you are on hardwood or tile but it will soak through so I prefer the plastic. Anyway, I hope you find the confidence you are in need of because art is so fun, especially with the little ones. Happy creating and exploring!!! :)

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      Jean Van't Hul
      March 5, 2014 at 3:25 pm

      Glad you like the post, Circus Queen. :) I’m sure you’ll get into the swing of things just fine as you continue to explore art with your daughter.