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Repurposing Kids' Art


For children, a giant roll of paper offers a seemingly infinite canvas. For you, it's a way to keep their art contained (just roll it back up) but also on hand for later repurposing.


  • Votive candleholders
  • Double-sided tape
  • MALA drawing-paper roll
  • Paint brushes
  • Crayons


  1. Step 1

    Cut out large pieces of their abstract creations for gift wrap and smaller pieces for gift tags and greeting cards.

  2. Step 2

    Wrap votive candleholders and hurricane glasses with art, secured with double-sided tape. Or laminate a few rectangles at a copy shop for easy place mats that aren't too precious to replace with the next masterpiece.

Martha Stewart Living, June 2012

Reviews (2)

  • Nenabug 3 May, 2013

    My youngest kids are 5 & 2, this is a great idea. My son always brings art work home and the fridge is only so big. Most on the art work gets put in a keep box not long after he brings it home. This is a nice way to enjoy it longer. Thanks!

  • walshe 28 Jun, 2012

    What a wonderfull idea. Now I know what to with all the paintings in the cupboard, that the grandson has done very precious