Wednesday, May 25, 2011

reuse children's artwork for collage


No room left on the fridge to display your child's artwork?  Walls full?
Here's a handy preschool teacher tip:  Cut up children's paintings to reuse for collage.  Or better yet, have your child help you to cut them up.

Come on all you preschool teachers -
Do you have a handy preschool teacher tip to share with the mum's at home?

9 comments:

  1. oh yes, i love this! we do it at preschool too! : )

    at home i've devoted an entire kitchen wall for my kids art...much more room than the fridge.

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  2. That's an awesome idea. I love it because instead of collecting or don't know what to do with them once they come done they can be recreated.
    We make book marks with some of our water color pictures.

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  3. Use a plastic pant hanger (free from the store) to hang art to dry.

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  4. what a wonderful idea! i'm always trying to reduce the clutter in my home, but hate to get rid of creations or sentimental things. this makes them sentimental and functional! recycling goes full-circle.

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  5. We do this in my kindergarten classroom. We also use punches to punch out different shapes to use in our artwork. This comes in handy for all of the artwork that has no name on it!

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  6. I actually cut up my sons artwork and included a mini masterpiece with all my Holiday cards this year. Everyone loved how personal that made the cards.

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  7. Oh what a super fantastic idea!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

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  8. If you don't want to save every lovely piece of artwork they do, start a digital scrapbook! Take pictures of their artwork after it's had its time on the fridge, wall, etc. :)

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  9. Great idea! I already have too much saved artwork and my boys are only 1 and 3!

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