Kids love drawing, painting, and coloring. They are constantly giving you thoughtful creations of love. Unfortunately those sweet artwork gifts can start taking over your fridge, counters, drawers, and every other available space. You don’t want to hurt their feeling by getting rid of any of it but you can’t continue getting buried under art. This DIY children’s artwork display is the solution. Hang it on the wall to show off their awesome creations and create the rule that you can only keep what they want displayed on it. Older artwork gets filed away or recycled.
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- Pompoms (Optional instead of glitter)
- Mod Podge
- Paintbrush (Optional)
Give each child 5 clothespins, some Mod Podge, glitter, and a paintbrush.
- If you don’t want to clean up the glitter mess at the end of this craft, give your kids some pompoms instead.
- Have each child decorate clothespins on a plastic placement for easier clean up no matter which decoration you choose.
Add a generous amount of Mod Podge to the front of each clothespin with your paintbrush (or your finger).
Next, cover the layer of Mod Podge with glitter.
- Replace the glitter with pompoms if you are not using glitter.
Set glittery clothespins aside and allow the Mod Podge to dry completely.
Seal the glitter with an additional coat of Mod Podge.
- Skip this step if you are using pompoms.
Again, set the clothespins aside to dry completely.
While they dry, cut a piece of ribbon that is 4-5 feet long.
- You want the DIY children’s artwork display to be long enough to hold 5 pieces of artwork at one time, yet small enough to fit on the wall that you plan to hang it on.
Attach the clothespins to the ribbon 8 to 10 inches apart.
- Wrap the ribbon around the spring part of your clothespins to keep them from shifting on the display once it is hung.
Lastly, pin the display tautly to the wall.
How totally easy is this DIY children’s artwork display? We made one for each kid. Now they can each choose 5 pieces of artwork to display at a time. They choose their favorites and I get to keep paper clutter under control. It is a win-win. Even better is that this craft is made with the Creative Play Kit from Michaels. Don’t forget to check out Bust Summer Boredom with Weekly Crafts to learn more about it. Then check back next week for our next easy kids’ craft! You can also check out more fun crafts today with our DIY Googly Eye Monogram and our Paper Flower Wall Art!
Don’t Forget to Pin It!