Why you should frame your child’s art

If this isn’t your first time to this blog, there’s a good chance you will know, that my daughter loves art. Today I want to talk about, why you should frame your child’s art. I believe if your child has done a nice piece of art, and they are really proud of it. It should be put on display, in pride of place. You can put drawings or painting on the fridge using fridge magnets.

Something we did with Lily a while back was put one of her paintings in a frame. Then put it on display in the living room. She was so happy and proud to see her painting on display like that. It is a really simple thing to do, and you can get a simple plain a4 frame for relatively little money.

The benefits for the child

You get a nice centre piece, perhaps for the fire place or a windowsill. But what I really want to talk about is the benefits for the child. This relatively simple gesture, not only shows them you are proud and happy with their work. It shows them support, and for someone like Lily who really enjoys art. It encourages her to do more, and to do it with confidence.

As an autistic girl who has really struggled in her first year at junior school, Lily’s confidence and self esteem has taken a massive hit. She is working 2 years behind her expected level for her age, and gets really frustrated, and at times calls herself stupid. Finding ways to boost her confidence and self esteem, have been really important.

Lily did a lovely painting of a flowers in small pot/vase, and we decided it was time for another frame. We have a small back window in the living room, which is where we put the painting.

Why you should frame your child’s art

You always want to let your children know that you are proud of them, and do what you can too boost their confidence. That is why you should frame your child’s art, it is the gift that keeps on giving. Their painting will be on show as a constant visual reminder of your pride and support, and keep giving them little boosts of confidence. Then when visitors come around, it’s their for them to see, and bound to draw some compliments. Giving them another boost.

Give it a try

If you have children I strongly recommend doing this, especially if they enjoy art. Even if they aren’t particularly arty, even something like colouring in a printed picture. Is perfectly good enough, after all this isn’t about how great the picture is. It’s about making the child feel good about themself.

If you enjoyed seeing Lily’s painting, you can see lots more of her arts and crafts by clicking this link. That takes you to Lily’s Art Gallery. As always, thank you for reading.

Dad Does Autism

My name is Adam. I live with my partner Natalie, and our 2 children Jack and Lily. Both children are autistic, it is now my mission to show what life around autism is like. Spread the awareness and gain the acceptance that autistic people deserve.

44 thoughts on “Why you should frame your child’s art

  • July 18, 2020 at 1:23 am
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    Such a lovely idea, I can just imagine Lily beaming with pride.

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    • July 18, 2020 at 9:12 am
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      That’s an amazing pai ting, tell her from me there’s no need to doubt herself, lily you have a talent 🙌

      A great idea Adam. My girls are so proud when something they have made goes on the fridge or cupboard doors in the kitchen.

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      • July 18, 2020 at 9:25 am
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        Thanks mate, I will do 😊 we used to put them on the fridge, but some clumsy oaf kept knocking them off which upset her 🤦‍♂️ which led to this idea.

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    • July 18, 2020 at 9:30 am
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      Thank you, she really does which is so awesome 😊

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  • July 18, 2020 at 2:47 am
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    Aww I think this is really awesome. My parents used to hand my sister and I’s art on the fridge but sometimes they would get a frame too. As I’m older I was like why would you hang this! lol but it does make the child feel special. :] Great post!

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    • July 18, 2020 at 9:31 am
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      Thank you, hah yeah I can imagine older siblings not seeing what all the fuss is about 😄

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  • July 18, 2020 at 8:14 am
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    Wonderful. My mother did the same for us. And so did Markus’ parents. In fact, their paintings are still framed on their walls until now. It is the cutest thing.

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    • July 18, 2020 at 9:37 am
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      That’s so cool, I definitely think we will some up, probably always😊

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    • July 18, 2020 at 10:24 am
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      Yes, it certainly is 😃

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  • July 18, 2020 at 2:18 pm
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    This is so sweet and beautiful. Reading your blog always makes me happy. I love drawing too. I’ve been drawing since I was 3 years old. My mother loves framing and hanging my arts on her office walls. Reading this post reminds me of my childhood. I miss my childhood a lot.

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    • July 18, 2020 at 4:33 pm
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      Thank you, that’s cool that your mother does that 😊

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  • July 18, 2020 at 7:06 pm
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    Such a good idea, and I love Lily’s painting. It’s so cute.

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    • July 18, 2020 at 7:11 pm
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      Thank you, it’s really good, she will be happy you said you love it 😊

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  • July 18, 2020 at 7:41 pm
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    I definitely agree that you should hang your child’s art! That makes them feel so special! Thanks for sharing this awesome post!

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    • July 19, 2020 at 12:50 am
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      Thank you, it really is a great thing to do.

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  • July 18, 2020 at 8:11 pm
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    This is an amazing idea. And you’re so right about it being supportive for them. I’m sure it’s a huge confidence boost too x

    Sophie

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    • July 19, 2020 at 12:57 am
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      Thank you it really did give a boost in confidence 😊

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  • July 18, 2020 at 9:29 pm
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    I remembered when I was a kid and when my mom framed my art, I felt so good!! Totally agree with you about boosting confidence and self-esteem this way. This encourages the child to be their best selves.

    Nancy ✨ exquisitely.me

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    • July 19, 2020 at 12:50 am
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      It absolutely does, thank you for sharing your story 😊

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  • July 18, 2020 at 9:39 pm
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    This is such a lovely idea. Growing up, my mum would always display my artwork. When one of my friends child brought home a painting from school and the mum admitted she bins them after a couple of days, my heart sank. Its so important to display artwork and encourage kids to do more of it.

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    • July 19, 2020 at 12:52 am
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      Ah we have piles of art work in drawers 😂 I wouldn’t even consider binning it after a couple of days.

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  • July 18, 2020 at 9:50 pm
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    Great idea mate, I can just imagine Lily beaming with pride.

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    • July 19, 2020 at 12:54 am
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      Thanks mate, she was 😊

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  • July 18, 2020 at 9:54 pm
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    Lily’s art is certainly worthy of being framed, won’t be long until she’s selling her pieces for mega bucks!

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    • July 19, 2020 at 12:55 am
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      Thanks mate, hopefully so, then she can look after her old dad 🤣

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  • July 19, 2020 at 10:07 am
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    This is such a great idea, and I bet your daughter is really proud of her art piece. It looks lovely in the frame!

    Aimsy xoxo
    Aimsy’s Antics

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    • July 19, 2020 at 12:13 pm
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      Thank you 😊 she’s always going to look at, which is lovely to see.

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  • July 19, 2020 at 10:40 am
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    This is so lovely, and what a beautiful painting by Lily 😊

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  • July 19, 2020 at 12:37 pm
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    Aw I love this I think it is such a good idea!

    Amber – The Unpredicted Page

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  • July 19, 2020 at 9:56 pm
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    This is such a beautiful idea and this piece of art looks so handsome in its frame. Sometimes a little confidence boost is what we need to keep going, and artwork is something that reminds us of the moment no matter how many years have passed. 🙂

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  • July 20, 2020 at 4:03 am
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    Such a great idea to boost a child’s confidence and add some sentimental art to your home!

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    • July 20, 2020 at 1:05 pm
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      Thank you, it certainly does both of those things 😊

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  • July 20, 2020 at 8:27 am
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    We have a lot of Flora’s art around our house. Some of it just blu-tacked up, some we’ve framed, and some of her sculptures wherever there’s space. You’re absolutely right, it’s so important to show them how proud we are of them! And that’s a lovely picture Lily’s done 🙂 Lisa

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    • July 20, 2020 at 1:06 pm
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      Thank you, yeah there’s plenty of different ways to show things, you can’t frame everything 😂

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  • July 20, 2020 at 11:38 am
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    That’s a great idea! We usually just tape it up (as our fridge isn’t magnetic), but we should try this.

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    • July 20, 2020 at 1:04 pm
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      The fridge is always good, and you can’t frame everything, so it’s still useful. Putting something a bit extra special in a frame is definitely worth it.

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  • July 21, 2020 at 2:34 pm
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    Wonderful idea! And it shows your child that you cherish their work!

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    • July 21, 2020 at 6:19 pm
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      Thank you, it certainly does, and nothings more important 😊

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      • July 21, 2020 at 6:21 pm
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        You’re very welcome, Adam! One day, she’ll look back and know you made a difference in her life! 🙂

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  • July 23, 2020 at 11:06 pm
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    This is such a good idea! I have a couple of my son’s artwork on the fridge but framing them and putting it on the wall would make him feel so proud. Great blog!

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    • July 24, 2020 at 8:06 am
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      Thank you, the fridge is good, we always have something on there, but this is definitely that little bit extra special.

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