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Whats on the Kids Art Wall?


Whats on the Kids Art Wall this Month -- a mix of favorite techniques (salty watercolors, spin art) with seasonal colors and themes.

I am still totally loving our new (ish) art display wall! It makes displaying and changing out the kids’ artwork much quicker and easier. What comes down goes into the art storage bins and what goes up is fresh and new. Plus the frames allow us to group art by type or artist, which creates a nice cohesiveness to the display.

Here’s what’s on the wall now:

Kids Salty Watercolor Paintings

Salty watercolors by Maia (the ghost) and Daphne (the swimming pool at top right and the girl on the bottom) as well as a couple of collaborations. I drew the spider web with glue and Daphne asked to paint it…

Salty Watercolor Portrait

…and Maia drew the portrait of Daphne specifically for her (Daphne) to paint.

Watercolor Crayon Art

Here are a couple of drawings/paintings by Daphne using new push-up watercolor crayons. The jury’s still out on them. They look a little pale to me, but maybe that was just Daphne’s light touch and choice of colors. I think we need to experiment with them a bit more. We really love our other watercolor crayons, though, and it would be hard to take their place.

I wrote about Daphne’s red painting of the skateboarding clown here.

Halloween Salty Watercolor Paintings

Here are a couple more Halloween salty watercolors by Maia: a pumpkin and ghost on black construction paper and a spider on white.

Plus her marker drawings on the blank notecards which I wrote about when I first shared our new art display frames.

Spin Painting with Autumn Colors

And, finally, some spin paintings the girls made recently with autumn colors.

Childrens Art Wall

I love the mix of favorite techniques (spin painting, salty watercolors) with the seasonal colors and themes and the creativity that my kids (ages 4 and 8) each express at their own developmental level.

What kinds of art have your kids been creating recently?


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    October 21, 2013 at 11:36 am

    I love the salty watercolours! I’m already getting some ideas about how to use those for some projects on our virtual advent calendar! We just completed some “spooky still life” art that I’m hoping to hang by the front entryway for Halloween.
    All the best!
    Roseanne and http:/

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    October 21, 2013 at 12:51 pm

    I absolutely love your idea of a Kid’s Art Wall of the month display. What a great way to show your children that you value their creativity and imaginations.

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    October 21, 2013 at 1:41 pm

    I love this idea, but what I love most about your post is that you have real kid’s artwork displayed. Whenever I have seen this idea posted on Pinterest or on other blogs it seemed like the artwork was either from a child prodigy (at least compared to my kids! :) )or had been done by an adult.
    Our kids just did a oil pastel on black construction paper of a space scene. Then, they went back and made a drawing on white paper and mounted it on the scene with cardboard to make it look 3D. It turned out so well!
    We have been using Home School Art by Home Art Studio. Have you heard of it?
    I love your ideas and I will definitely be browsing around your site more in the future, I am subscribed to you now! Thanks again!

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    October 21, 2013 at 1:45 pm

    Looks amazing! Any chance you would share your paint color on the walls??

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    October 21, 2013 at 10:29 pm

    Love your display. Right now we’ve just got a growing collection of paper stuck with masking tape to the wall. But it has been fun to see what the kids choose to put up. My 5-year-old just taped up a cut up cereal box today with Star Wars characters on it. Huh… And my 3-year-old wants to hang up just about every little scribble he makes. He scribbles a line or two in one color in the middle of a sheet of paper and holds it up for me to admire and hang. But my real favorites right now are my 5-year-olds gorgeous concentric shapes (circles, squares, diamonds). They make me think of Paul Klee (who is one of my favorite artists).

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    Jean Van't Hul
    October 25, 2013 at 7:30 am

    Spooky still life art sounds wonderful!

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    Jean Van't Hul
    October 25, 2013 at 7:30 am

    Thanks, Susan!

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    Jean Van't Hul
    October 25, 2013 at 7:31 am

    That 3-D art sounds awesome! I don’t suppose you have a pic? I’d love to see it.
    I’m not familiar with that Home School Art program — how are you liking it?

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    Jean Van't Hul
    October 25, 2013 at 7:32 am

    I’ll check to see if I saved the paint chip with the name!

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    Jean Van't Hul
    October 25, 2013 at 7:33 am

    That’s cute about the 3yo wanting to hang up every piece he makes! Daphne did that for a while last year. Only she would tape them up herself. All over the house!

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