Gallery Wall Kid Art (With the Kids Wednesday #4)

So, With the Kids Wednesday is a day late this week, but better late than never! 
Today, we created some awesome art for our downstairs gallery wall! Perfect for a frame that is without glass!
I found this frame at the GW awhile back, and have tired using it three different times. For some reason, in the past, it just hadn’t worked. 

I took some thicker white and black paper (I needed to buy large paper and use a big frame because I have 5 kids), and cut the white to fit the back of the frame, and the black to fit inside that. 

Then I got the kids in painting clothes (or maybe I didn’t), and painted their hands. This little man had the most fun with this project!

Next, I had each child (evenly) place their painted hand in the middle of the black paper. 

Then I took a white crayon (you could use a white marker, or chalk) and wrote the child’s name and age.

…and now we have a memorable piece of art for our basement gallery wall!


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  1. Great idea! Something to treasure now and later!
    Thanks for sharing….
    Dee Dee

  2. That is so sweet….I’d love for you to share this @CountryMommaCooks Link & Greet party starts friday @6 ct-Sunday midnight….have a wonderful weekend!

  3. Katie- That is just the cutest thing. That would make a GREAT grandparents gift! Enjoy every moment of those little ones! xo Diana

  4. i love it! How fun would it be to do that often and see the changes!

  5. This is such a great idea! I’m pinning it so I don’t forget! Thanks for sharing!!

  6. So cool! I love the statement it makes on the wall. If only you and I went to different goodwills so I could pick up some cool frames! 😉

    • Check out the Pasco GW down by the Farmer’s Market. They always seem to have good stuff! (that’s assuming you live in Pasco) I’m in Richland and use New Beginnings Thrift Store on Lee, then I check the GW by Fred Meyers.

  7. I go to the stores in Richland. That is where we live too. NB is my favorite. They have the BEST thrift store prices!

  8. I really love this idea!I think I may do this with my nephew for my sisters birthday! Thank you so much for sharing!

  9. This idea is too adorable. I love it!

  10. This is so cute. What a very creative and wonderful keepsake!!

  11. so cute! my little is only 6 months but she would love the paint!

  12. This is so cool! I pinned it on Pinterest.

  13. I love this idea. I am going to pin it on pinterest as well. I also wanted to thank you for featuring my bed. I reall appreciate that others love it like i do. I need to figure out how to reply to comments when they are left on my blog::)) I am still figuring so much out!

  14. That would make a wonderful Grandparents gift – thanks!! Yours turned out fabulous, nice job!

  15. This is so precious! I love it! Thank you for linking up this week. 🙂

  16. Ok I must say this is something I am going to do. Love this kind of thing. Artwork that is so much more than just artwork.

  17. Very cute! I was just thinking about incorporating my boys footprints into a gallery wall. They won’t hold still long enough for me to get their handprints!

  18. Lovely- pinned this. Great idea, so simple, and the little man loves hand painting, we did an ikea hack recently of handprints on a lampshade.
    Like the idea of your picture for a grandparents present, might do that when #2 arrives!

  19. Thanks so much for linking up to CountryMommaCooks Link & Greet Party!
    Hope to see you next Saturday……Have a blessed week:)

  20. This is a very sweet project! I’ll have to do once we get all our kids 😀

  21. What a great keepsake!!! Now all I need is a handful of cute kids 😉

  22. Anonymous says:

    So creative and beautiful! The difficult part for me will be making sure the girls keep their painted hands JUST ON THE PAPER and not each other! Thanks for sharing

  23. What a great idea! So much more fun to do AND to look at than your run-of-the-mill growing chart. Absolutely love it!

  24. This is adorable! I definitely want to try it with my four girls. Thanks for sharing…off to pin it!

  25. What a great idea. And a wonderful keepsake. I’m your newest follower.


  26. Thank you for sharing, This is a great idea. I shared it on my facebook page.

  27. Another fantastic idea, Katie!!


  28. So cute! I love the names and ages in white next to each handprint!

  29. Pinning this – it’s a great idea. Thanks so much for sharing this at D2F! I love your stuff 🙂


  30. WAY adorable!!! I hope you’ll share this at the Knick of Time Tuesday Vintage Style Party – it starts on Monday evening.

    Angie @ Knick of Time

  31. That looks great – what memories!

  32. That is such a sweet idea! Lovely alternative to the traditional family portrait, but great art, too!

  33. This is such a fantastic idea! I need to do this. Pinning!

  34. I absolutely adore this idea! I just love the white handprints on the black – so graphic. I definitely need to try this! {pinning this!}

  35. they look great!

  36. this is such a beautiful idea!!! thank you for posting it! i’m very jealous at how i can’t think of these things lol……

  37. this is such a beautiful idea!!! thank you for posting it! i’m very jealous at how i can’t think of these things lol……

  38. Adorable! Great idea!

  39. What a simple way to add something meaningful that will turn into a precious keepsake! Great idea!

  40. This is seriously precious and I so can’t wait to do it with my family. Wow! Would you mind sharing this with my readers on my new linky party? We’ve lots of young families and I bet they would love this!

    Thanks, Michelle

  41. Omg, Love this idea! How fun does this look?!? I bet your kids oved doing it too! Thanks for sharing this at my linky party today!

  42. Featuring on Thursday at Bacon Time 🙂

  43. So sweet – that’s such a great frame, and what a great piece for a gallery wall! I’d love it if you’d share this at my Show & Tell party, going on now @ the Delectable Home.

  44. This is so clever and inexpensive! I’d love for you to share this at Mix it up Monday:

    I hope to see you soon:)

  45. What a sweet piece of artwork!!!

  46. Following the new linky follower tool –hope you will come follow me too.

    Cheri from Its So Very Cheri

  47. Love your gorgeous blog! Following you now via Linky Followers and email! Hope you can come visit me at

  48. Hi Katie!
    Great idea and I love how you rescued the frame from sudden doom! I read your blog title and tagline and I was hooked – looks like you have a good thing going here! Thanks for stopping at our party – come and visit me sometime – I would love for you to follow me as I am starting my first linky party and I would love to have you there!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

  49. Saw this featured at Bacon Time. I love it Katie! So great!! I’m happy to have found you. Now following on the new linky.

  50. I love this idea to preserve those handprints!! I hope you will share it at my Show It Off Thursdays party at!

    Thanks, Linda

  51. I live this idea! I want to do it too!! I’m pinning this for sure 🙂
    Stopping by from Crafty, Scrappy, Happy 🙂

  52. Following you via the LF blog hop. Hope you can follow me back. 🙂

  53. I love this! I will for sure be doing this. I found your link at Blue Cricket Design. Thanks for sharing.

  54. What a cute project! Found you through Linky Followers blog hop… I’m your newest follower.

  55. Katie this is so doggone sweet!!! Thanks so much for sharing at the Kiss and Tell party over at I Gotta Create!

  56. I want to do this for my father-in-law’s birthday this weekend! This may be a silly question, but what kind of paint do you recommend for this?

  57. Katie~

    You are so darn creative!! Thanks for sharing at {k.i.s.s.} blog bash.


    Drop By & Visit {The Tattered Tag}

  58. Really cute!

  59. Such a sweet idea. I love little handprints. The most heartwarming art.

  60. Very cute! I’m so into hand and footprints for kids right now so I love this!

  61. This is awesome! It would be a lot of fun to have in our own house or give to some lucky grandparents 🙂 Thansk for the idea.

  62. That’s so cute!! Just stopping by from the Linky Party Hop. I hope you will visit and follow back.


  63. Loving the framed handprints! Found you via the Linky hop and have become your newest follower. Looking forward to reading your future posts. Hope you have a chance to visit and perhpas follow me back.

  64. what a lovely idea! Thanks for linking up!

  65. my kids would love if their mom did that!! fun too..I bet for them to watch themselves grow!!
    I am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can.

  66. This is awesome! We have a link party ending tonight… would you like to add it to our link party too? You could be featured next week!

    -Newest Follower

  67. Very sweet art project! Thank you for sharing at Potpourri Friday!

  68. I’ve admired this on more than one occasion this week. I guess I should officially tell you, huh?? 🙂 SUCH a sweet idea!

  69. What a great project. I love that frame! I’m a new follower from the Linky Follower Blog Hop. I’d love it if you would visit my blog at


  70. Awesome

  71. I absolutely LOVE this idea!!!! Adorable – what a sweetie!
    I am stopping by from the 36th Avenue link party where I’ve linked up too.
    Hugs, antonella 🙂
    my free printables are here

  72. That is adorable! I just love the expression on your son’s face! Haha!! And I have a couple frames like that, that I’ve picked up and just can’t seem to get them to work for some reason! Great job and thanks for sharing at my party!

  73. I’m a follower from the Linky Follower Blog hop! I hope you’ll follow me back!

  74. Now “friends” via the Linky Follower Blog hop. I hope you’ll follow me back!

  75. Stopping by from the Linky Follower Party Hop!

  76. Hi,
    I am happy to be your newest follower from the Linky followers blog hop. If you’d like to follow back you can find me at

  77. Let me be #87 to say this is such a sweet idea. Thanks for sharing at wow and I just followed you on Linky.

  78. New follower from LF Party hop. Love it if you could visit me at

  79. Love it!

  80. Featuring you tonight over on my blog. You were one of the top viewed links at last week’s party. Congrats!!! 🙂

    Ginger @

  81. Awesome idea! Very creative.
    New follower.

  82. I love it! I have eight kids, and I think maybe I’d have to do them in a circle because of the height. But I love the idea!

  83. Such a fun memory! That is wonderful.

    I actually came to your site from the FOLLOWERS LINKY blog hop, and ** I am following you. ** Will you follow me back? Thank you so much when you do.

    There is also a party on our blog today, where you can feature ‘your best creative work’.

    Use this link to do both:
    Have a happy day! Hope to seeing you around!

  84. Love your beautiful handprint print. So special!

  85. Great idea I will pass on.

  86. What a great project! Just love this …


  87. I am featuring this project tonight at friday fun party.. You can grab your featured button if you like and come check out other featured projects.. 🙂
    Have a great day!
    P.S: You rock. I was pretty confused about featuring the reading nook and kids art frame. But I love kids at there best with creativity. 🙂

  88. You are featured here too! Potpourri Friday at 2805!

  89. Hi!!! CUTE blog and AWESOME project!!! I am your newest Linky Follower!!! PLEASE come follow me!! Also, I am hosting my SLEEPY SUNDAY LINKY PARTY and would love for you to link up one of your projects!!

  90. Featured on my site today 🙂

  91. I seriously love this!!! Thanks for sharing!

    I featured this on my blog today:

    Sarah @ Crafting and Creativity

  92. Anonymous says:

    What a wonderful idea! I have 5 grandchildren whose hands I can forever memorialize in paint and time!


  93. My husband saw this on Pinterest and is begging me to make one! I’d love you to link this up on my party today!

  94. This is such an adorable idea, Katie! I just may try this with my “Grands!”

  95. maddys mom says:

    Do you think black posterboard would hold up as the sheet for the handprints or would it fade too fast?

  96. Anonymous says:


  97. you are having nice ideology, It’s really cool………..

    we provide house-cleaning

  98. I found the cutest website with magnet necklaces for mom and daughter. I just bought a set for daughter Becky and me to wear on mom’s day! That will be fun. They have these red hearts with plastic ladybugs glued on them. They are held to the necklace with magnets. Loved the designs. Well, happy mother’s day to all the moms.
    Shirl Hinkle

  99. Its a very creative way of making remembrance. I love the concept of having your child hand prints. Very lovely.

  100. Anonymous says:

    Where did you get the large paper?

  101. So precious!

  102. What size picture frame is that

    • Roughly 4.5 feet by 4.5 feet. It was a picture I found at the Goodwill. It had been painted on a framed piece of plywood and framed. I just painted over it.

  103. Thanks for including my gallery wall kid art! Have a great week!


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