Monday, 10 August 2015

Children's Picture Wall

I'm not sure where I got the idea for this but I'd been thinking about it for a while.

The girls create a lot of art work at the moment and I was really worried I was being a little dismissive with it. I'd put it somewhere to dry and then the odd bit would get stuck to the fridge, sometimes we wouldn't see some they'd done again as it would get added to the stack of pictures they'd draw or paint each week. 
I want them to show off what they've created and to let them know that we think it's great as well. I think encouraging creativity is really important, so when they see their pictures on the wall hopefully they'll want to do more, it'll also help to improve their fine motor skills as well (really useful as they'll be helping me on the homestead!). The youngest already holds a pen properly! 
 The wall is really simple but it means that nine pieces of work can go on the wall at any one time, even wet pictures can go up there to dry and I can keep adding pictures on top of each other until I decide to take some down to store for looking at when I'm old and grey! 
It cost £21 for this and I'm really pleased with it. The girls were desperate to put up their pictures as soon as I go the clip boards up.

What do you think? Do you have anything similar in your house?


  1. I thought this was a brilliant idea when i saw it, we should be proud of what our children create, having it on display in one area like this makes it bit of art in itself :-)

  2. Lovely! Much better than a fridge front. A gallery!

  3. What a great idea, even when you change the one on top for a new one, they have the satisfaction of knowing all their othr artworks and certificates are underneath. And they can ask for you to lift them down to show to visitors etc.

    I don't have anything similar to this, but I DO have a similar photo collage just like yours ... right next to me in the office :-)

  4. Great idea, I have friends who have string on doors and use clothes pegs but this is much better. I'm now going to show this to my husband lol

  5. That was a great idea. I bet it did make the girls feel like their art is very important.


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