Sunday, 4 May 2014

Tips, Tools & Techniques - Using Your Kids' Artwork

Hello! Here's our regular feature where we share tips, tools & techniques that have caught our eye, things we have Pinned, and things we have tried. These are probably not going to change your life(!) but might make it a bit easier...
If like me, you have a TON of artwork lovingly created by your children, why not come up with some inventive ways of using it? This is a "painting" by Mally. Hmmmm. There's not much to do with it as it is, but the colour mixes are very pretty, and he was only 3 when he did it...!
It was Aunty Megan's birthday so we decided to do a joint card from all of us. Firstly, we found some matching buttons and card.
We cut out shapes (these are flowers by the way!!) and planned the composition.
We did the inside greeting using dry transfer letters
I stitched the buttons on, and stitched the pieces of card togther using a running stitch
And Mally felt like his work was a big part of the card (which of course it was!)
Do you have any tips for using up your Kids' artwork?

20 comments:

  1. I have been looking for a mother's day craft all the grand kids can do and I think this is it! They all can paint and the older ones can sew too. Thanks!

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  2. Great idea. The hand stitching is a nice touch.

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  3. What a great idea - I have lots of art work I could use.

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  4. This is a brilliant idea! I have tons of artwork my daughter made, I can't wait to create this with her work! Thank you for sharing it with us! I Pinned it to the party board. :)

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    1. Thanks Marti, would love to see what you guys create! xx

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  5. These are lovely - a great way to use up left over paintings. Will add it to the list of rainy day activities. Thanks

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    1. Thanks Debra - think I will need to create a rainy day list too! xx

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  6. This is awesome! I love reusing my kids paintings, and these are so fun!

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    1. Thanks Carin - it's a great way to make them feel special! xx

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  7. That's a really cute idea! Am banking that one for next time I need a card!

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  8. This is a fabulous idea! I have lots of artwork from my daughter. I need to put it to good use like this! I know the grandparents would for sure love it. Thanks for linking up to my Creative Ways Link Party.
    Blessings,
    Nici

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    1. Thanks Nici, I bet they would love it! xx

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