We work so hard to teach our kids new skills. Each day, we work on communication, building fine motor strength, gross motor skills and play skills. Most of the children with whom I work are not very interested in drawing and painting when they first start their programs at Le Chemin ABA. This is usually because holding and using a marker is difficult for them. Once they build their fine motor hand strength and learn that drawing (and other art projects) can be motivating and fun, they often don’t want to stop! This means that we ends up with stacks and stacks and stacks of beautiful artwork from our kiddos.
What do we do with it all, you ask. There are many solutions!
1.Create a fabulous art gallery wall! I love this idea from And Next Comes L.
2.Use easy change artwork frames to display your child’s art. Each frame holds up to 50 drawings so that you can easily change the drawing on display! These are must-haves for my learning house.
3.Turn your child’s artwork into a printed canvas with Little Thinks Art.
4.Create a printed photo album featuring your child’s artwork. I love this idea because you can also include photos of your child creating his or her artwork in the photo book. This beautiful photo book is from Kim Loewen. There are many sites that you can use to create photo books. My favorite, and the site that I use to make the children’s yearbooks, (more on that coming soon!) is Snapfish.
5.Have keychains made from your child’s drawings. Available in the Habit Nation USA Etsy store.
As a bonus, and in honor of yesterday’s beautiful, romantic snowfall, I’m sharing this wonderful snowflake printmaking art project from How Wee Learn with you!
Make some snowflakes with your kiddos today. Let me know how you choose to present them in the comments below!
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