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Repurposing Kids' Art

Photography: Johnny Miller

Source: Martha Stewart Living, June 2012


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

  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.

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