Fridays from Home

An abundance of art

One of parenthood’s great perks is frequently being presented with original works of art, and I feel that it’s very important to display them in our house to encourage the kids’ creativity and to give them a sense of pride.  But if you’re like me, you have enough artwork to wallpaper your entire house – twice!  And with the recent popularity of stainless steel appliances, gone are the days of having a rotating gallery on your fridge.

Apparently I am not the only person with this issue because I am seeing posts pop up like crazy about creative ways to incorporate all of these scribbles, splats and stick figures into your modern aesthetic.  Here are a few of my favorites.

Collage by Jan Eleni

Room design by Velvet & Linen

Photo book by Kaye Wineicki

As you probably have gathered, I am a big fan of photo books, and I really hope that I can make one of these someday, but it would be a pretty big project.  So, I got to thinking, are there other ways to involve the kids in our home design?

Once you really look around your home with this in mind, you start seeing many of the things that you do around your house to make it pretty could easily be modified to involve your children.  Many of us already do this in the kitchen, but even something as simple as framing a photo could be a fun project.  Let them help choose the picture, the frame, where you should put it in your house, etc.  Even let them assemble the frame and put the picture in place.  Then you have a meaningful, and visible, reminder of something that you did together that they can be proud of.

This entry was published on March 21, 2012 at 7:55 pm. It’s filed under Activities, Crafts and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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