22 Genius Ways to Display, Repurpose and Store Your Kid’s Artwork

Your child comes home with a lot of art. Here’s how to smartly save their masterpieces as special keepsakes.
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By Emily Platt, Associate Editor
Updated August 6, 2020
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Your child’s neverending craft projects have you feeling like an art collector, except the stacks of their work piling up on your counter are a lot less glamorous than a curator’s gallery. It turns out, though, there are some stylish ways to get a handle on your growing assortment of masterpieces. Whether you’re seeking a creative kids’ art display or you’re in desperate need of savvy kids’ art storage, we’ve found genius solutions. Beyond kids’ artwork frames and stowable portfolios, we’ve also included a few extra-fun ways to repurpose those artworks so they don’t just gather dust.

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Minted Custom Your Drawing as Foil Art Print

We know your child’s artwork is beautiful to you as-is, but there’s no harm in elevating a piece to make it extra-special. That’s where this custom kid’s art print comes in. Upload your little one’s illustration and a designer will work with you to recreate it in elegant rose gold, gold or silver foil. Bonus: You’ll get unlimited proofs until the drawing and frame look just right.

Buy it: Starting from $95,

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Mixbook Photo Co. Arts and Crafts Customizable Photo Book

We’re big fans of personalized children’s books, and this kids’ photo book is no exception. Choose from a number of customizable design options and put your child’s artwork on the pages.

Buy it: Starting from $16,

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Grace Personalized Kids’ Drawing Charm Bracelet

Searching for something that goes beyond printing or framing children’s art? What about wearing it? That’s right—you can turn your kid’s artwork into jewelry. Transform their doodles into charms to create a keepsake bracelet you’ll always cherish.

Buy it: Starting from $67,

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ALEX Discover My Art

Sometimes you just need a designated kids’ art storage space that isn’t your already-crowded fridge door. Try this accordion portfolio with nine expandable pockets and a spot for your favorite kid’s portrait on the front (perfect for if you have multiple kids and want to label who’s folder is who’s with photos).

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Buy it: $11,

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Caitlyn Minimalist Custom Kid Drawing Money Clip

Your child’s artwork may be priceless, but you still need money for other stuff! Organize your bills and credit cards with a custom clip engraved with your kid’s drawing.

Buy it: Starting from $51,

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Pear Lane Comforts Child Drawing Pillow Cover

Yep, home decor can serve as a kids’ art display—just take this cute throw pillow cover featuring your little one’s drawing (plus an optional quote). It’s an ideal playroom accent piece.

Buy it: $35,

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Once Upon a Sign Shop Look What I Made Kids Art Display

Consider creating a kids’ art display area with the help of an adorable sign. This one reads “look what [child’s name] made” and has colorful clothespins for clipping their artwork. Because projects are so easy to attach and remove, you can rotate pieces in and out as new ones trickle (or flood) in.

Buy it: $41,

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Maria Allen Boutique Child’s Drawing Envelope Cufflinks

We’ve seen our fair share of personalized cufflinks, but never ones quite like these. Each metal accessory is shaped like an envelope that doubles as a locket. Inside, you’ll find a wooden “letter” engraved with your child’s art. How awesome!

Buy it: $80,

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Shutterfly Upload Your Own Design Puzzle

Shutterfly, known for their many custom photo products, can put your kid’s art on almost anything. One idea we love? Upload a picture of your little one’s work and turn it into a puzzle to play with together.

Buy it: Starting from $20,

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Budsies Stuffed Animals from Art

This concept takes personalized children’s toys to a whole new level. Send Budsies a creature your kid designed and they’ll turn it into a stuffed animal! Say hello to your munchkin’s new favorite plaything.

Buy it: $153,

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Home Ice Engraving Kids Art Engraved Keychain

Never lose your keys again—or sight of your child’s creativity. Simply get your kid’s drawing engraved on this customizable keychain.

Buy it: Starting from $20,

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Lil Davinci Child Artwork Frame

Searching for a kids’ art frame and kids’ art storage? This cabinet is both. The kids’ art display holds up to 100 pieces and exhibits whichever one is up front. You’ll enjoy opening it up every now and then to see how your little one’s talent has progressed.

Buy it: $30,

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Pottery Barn Kids Magnetic Strip with Clips

Need more ideas for how to display your children’s artwork at home? Consider these chic metal strips that come with magnetized clips you can move around to best hang the pieces you’re exhibiting. The kids’ artwork display is super-versatile, so you can use it to hang things like mail too.

Buy it: $49,

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Gifts Galore by Myra Personalized Children’s Drawing Mug Gift

Want each sip of coffee to bring you a smile? (And not just because of the caffeine?) Display your child’s artwork on a mug and add a personal touch to your kitchen.

Buy it: $10,

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Molly McShabby Kids Art Display Frames

Interested in framing children’s art in a unique way? These kids’ art frames are unique in that they have clips and wire for hanging projects inside them instead of displaying them behind glass. Your order includes a mismatched pack to create your own gallery wall.

Buy it: Starting from $93,

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Artkive Box

Artkive is where kids’ art storage meets tech. They mail you a box, you fill it with your child’s work and then ship it back to them. From there, they’ll professionally photograph each piece and compile the pictures in an online archive. They’ll also turn the art into a photo book or other custom art product.

Buy it: Starting from $39,

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BHG Hanging Kids Art Project Picture Display

Here’s another easy kids’ art display idea. Just hang up these artwork holders and clip on your child’s masterpieces. They’re especially great for parents who love the look of a kids’ art frame gallery wall but not the effort it requires.

Buy it: $29 for a set of 2,

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Kendal Anne Creations Child Art Fridge Magnet

Love the tried-and-true kids’ art storage location: the fridge? Designate a single spot for your little one’s most recent piece using a custom magnet. This pretty wooden one has “[child’s name]’s masterpiece” written on it.

Buy it: $4,

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Simple Shapes Kids Art Display Frames Wall Stickers

Believe it or not, framing children’s art doesn’t require traditional 3D kids’ art frames. Stick your kiddo’s masterpieces onto these playful decals, which in turn stick to the wall.

Buy it: Starting from $69,

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The Spunky Stork Custom Artwork Shirt

Let your little one wear their artwork loud and proud with this custom kids’ T-shirt. Like all the best printed artwork items, you’ll be able to approve the design before production gets underway.

Buy it: Starting from $30,

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American Blanket Company Kid’s Artwork Blankets

Or, let them cozy up with their creations! These kids’ artwork blankets are super-soft and beautifully personal.

Buy it: Starting from $59,

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Framebridge Original Art Framing

Maybe you just want a simple, stunning kids’ art frame to preserve your child’s artwork in. If that’s the case, try Framebridge—they sell tons of gorgeous options.

Buy it: Starting from $65,
Published March 2019

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