Kids say the darndest things, but they draw the most awesome things. If I were to keep every little bit of artwork that passed through my front door I’d have to own approximately 189 refrigerators to display it all. I keep it under control by saving my most favorite pieces, scanning in the rest and mailing the leftovers to grandmas and grandpas scattered around the country. The bonus to having everything scanned in is that it’s super easy to make slideshows of Addie’s artwork for family during the Holidays. Cheap and totally thoughtful.
There’s no limit to what you can have made from your child’s artwork: mugs, shirts, aprons, mouse pads and calendars to name a few. But sometimes a very special piece of art deserves a very special accommodation. What follows are 10 shops where skilled artists will happily turn your child’s artwork into something you can wear or have with you everyday. From cufflinks to keychains, softies to stationary…these are way above and beyond the usual coffee mug.