Put Them in a Book
If you still want a physical way to display your child’s art, consider putting everything into a beautifully printed, bound book. Sites like Plum Print will take all your child’s artwork and customize it into what is essentially a coffee table book.
You just fill one of their pre-sized boxes with artwork, choose what size book you’d like, ship it back to them, and then approve the layout. The whole process is super simple and one even your kids will enjoy helping with.
Bring Them to Life
While this might only work for extremely special pieces, it’s certainly a creative alternative to throwing away excess artwork. Child’s Own is a studio of artisans who will take your child’s artwork and turn it into a soft toy.
This is a great option for pictures of imaginative creatures they’ve come up with or even self portraits. Because each toy is hand crafted to resemble the drawing as closely as possible, there is an immense demand for the toys.
Each one starts at $99 and shipping takes about two to four weeks.
Make a Collage Poster
An alternative to creating an art wall, while still having a hangeable piece to display, is a collage poster. Simply scan or photograph each piece, and then arrange them in a photo editing program like Photoshop, or via a print site like Shutterstock.
You can make each piece as large or small as you’d like, in order to fit a maximum amount of art on the poster. At the bottom, type out your child’s full name and the year, or have them sign it in the corner to give them a taste of how professional artists make limited edition prints.