Monday, July 7, 2008

What to Do with the Art: Yet More Options for Your Child's Masterpieces

child's drawing and doll made from it

As many times as I've written about this, you would have thought I'd exhausted the options. But no - here are four more! (Of course, this is beyond the normal approach of saving the best pieces in a scrapbook, a portfolio, a SchoolFolio, an archival box, an oversized 3-ring binder, etc.)

1. Order a custom-made doll based on your child's drawing fromthe folks at Wooberry. [via Cool Mom Picks]

lamp which displays kids art

2. Use it to customize this Design Your Own Lamp from The Spotted Goose. The picture slips between the double shades, so you can keep updating the lamp! [also via Cool Mom Picks] Update on September 7, 2011: The Spotted Goose web site, as it once was, has disappeared, and a new site is under construction. So these lamps may very well not be available any more.

collage made from child's art - lots of small squares on a white background

3. Have it turned into a collage by Jan Eleni - and what a collage! [via Design Mom]

silver jewelry from child's art - figure of a person

4. Have it turned into custom silver jewelry by Small Hands Creations. Other options: Have the jewelry made by Totally Out of Hand. Or have Mommy Tags make a Doodle Tag for you. Update on September 7, 2011: Small Hands Creations seems to have disappeared.

And of course you could just frame it and display it, as was done with the family portrait shown on Apartment Therapy.

Related Posts:
Give the Gift of a (Very Personal) Book
Making the Most of Children's Art
Once More: Making the Most of Children's Art
Preserving Your Child's Art Masterpieces
Showcasing Your Child's Art: Five More Options


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the great resources, Jeri

Jeri Dansky said...

You're very welcome, Scott. And congratulations on the launch of your new blog!

Anonymous said...


I especially like the lamp, it allows for rotating of art work and without the guilt of tossing the art after it's been used!

Jeri Dansky said...

Good to hear from you, Deb. Did you see that the lamp is a relatively inexpensive option, too?