Do you ever feel like you are drowning in kid’s art projects?
At our house, all four kids are incredible little makers, do-ers, and crafters. I love to let them create and see what they come up with, but also want a clean, organized home with loads of personality. Today’s art project does just that. Today, we took Baby Zoe’s painted pages, printed simple inspirational quotes on them, and created the happiest little gallery that fits into our home beautifully.
Zoe just turned two and has developed the most incredible fascination with color, art supplies, and paints. Each morning she will go straight to our at-home studio and breaks out her new medium of choice. Lately it’s been these Dot Paints I bought her for Christmas. She’ll spend hours every day on her little wooden stool creating page after page of beautiful, bright, happy prints and name each color as she goes along.
It didn’t take long for not only the art table, but every surface to have Zoe’s precise little scribbled pages on them. I love every single one but needed to find more creative ways to organize and display them. I usually make the kid’s art into Coffee Table Books This Way but haven’t had time just yet. I’m the kind of person who has no problem throwing out things that don’t have a place, that I haven’t used, old baby clothes, etc. but when it comes to the kids art, I get very sentimental and have a hard time letting any little memory go.
Is anybody else that way?
So, we made this inspirational gallery wall. I love how it displays her artwork and gives the room a bright feel. Since I mostly decorate in grays, black and white, Boston often says our house feels like a cave that he needs to add color to. Hopefully this satisfies him. He even made the bright canvas art in the center last year (See the Post HERE) My sweet boy is still so proud of it.
To be honest, I was a little scared to print directly onto Zoe’s art, so I made a few color copies on cardstock and began experimenting. We created these fun, inspirational printables. Scroll to the bottom of the page to download the printables for free.
I think Zoe’s messy art makes the perfect backdrop for these uplifting little quotes. I smile each time I see them and she points to her art each time she walks past. I hope her creativity only grows as she gets older and I can’t wait to see what she comes up with next.
Download the printables below: