Just because you love your kids, that doesn't mean you have to love the artwork that strays onto the wall or couch.
Learn to embrace childhood's spontaneous sense of creativity with photo gifts from retro-mod Photojojo.
Their re-stickable, premium vinyl decal frames take your tot's take on Picasso, Pollock or Matisse beyond the fridge door and turn it into an instant showpiece. The decals can be removed or re-positioned (while leaving your paint and artwork intact), so you can switch things up any time your kiddo brings home something new.
And, if you're looking for something equally cool without commitment, their Photo Corner Stick'Ums are ideal for random odds and ends like photos, love notes, window clings, to-do lists, making book covers and any other DIY project you can think of since each low-tack adhesive corner-shaped piece won't damage surfaces, including laptops, windows, walls and more.
That being said, I've found that when it comes to my preschooler's construction paper creations, using either the vinyl frames or the Stick'Ums is a big no-no. Don't try it, unless you want to give both the art and the decals a one-way trip to the trash bin.
Until then, fish for the fridge handles, rotate the couch cushions, and pretend you don't notice the swirls, scribbles and errant marker smears along the chair rail.
Maria Pilar Clark is a mom times two and Windy City-based writer.
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