Practical Uses of Children’s Art in Your Home
We have a recessed wall in our kitchen that was intentionally built to be an organizational hub for our family operations. LOL. This is where we keep the calendar, sports schedules, youth activities, wedding invitations, and our “book of dates” that records birthdays, anniversaries, and deaths. This is also where the home phone is as well as paper and pens to take messages. My Bible, our notebooks for scripture memory, and the current book we’re reading are kept here – convenient to where we do our morning devotion. ur morning devotion – since it’s right by the kitchen island where we sit for breakfast.
Create a centralized area for a trip down memory lane that features projects through the years on display. For fun, you can place a picture nearby of the child at the time of the artwork – or even take a picture of him holding his artwork. This shelf in the game room features a ship made by tiny hands, a ceramic glazed football painted by Daniel, another fish plate, other art pieces, framed photos of the family, favorite children’s books, as well as a football signed by our favorite player.
Think about what your kids are into right now and what might be a touch of artwork that showcases them at this stage of life while adding to your customized home decor. This might be a Lego or K-nex creation, a sculpture, wood carving, doodling masterpiece, a craft treasure, knitting or sewing project, artwork from school, a piece of pottery, or a noodle-covered, sprayed cigar box, among many things. Incorporating your child’s creativity and interests into your decor and/or as a practical element are ways to make your house a welcoming, customized home.
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