Geometric Art 1
If your kids can color inside the lines, they can create a gorgeous geometric painting. All you have to do is use masking or painter's tape to create a geometric pattern on a canvas, give them a few different colors of paint that coordinate with each other and instruct them to paint inside the lines, and you'll end up with a bold piece suited for any room of the house.
Marbled Pottery 2
While I'm not in love with the color scheme in this photo, I adore the idea, especially since it's a project that even toddlers can do. It's literally just pouring and swirling paint over a terracotta pot, which can be picked up inexpensively at a hardware store. The finished product can be used for both indoor and outdoor plants.
Abstract Crayon Art 3
Crayon art became trendy a couple of years ago, but most of what I've seen related to children is some drippy lines of melted crayons on a canvas -- fun, but I'd never display it in my home. This neat, super-abstract version on the other hand, is a winner. Kids of any age can arrange broken bits of crayon at random or in a pattern of their choosing to create a unique and colorful work of art.
Framed Finger Painting 5
This is actually one of the projects I did with my son and it makes me smile every time I look at it. If you tape off a design on either a piece of card stock or a canvas, you can let your baby or toddler finger paint the entire thing and once it's dry you'll have a forever keepsake of this sweet age. And, honestly it's amazing what beauty those tiny fingers can create.
Mini Gallery 6
Lastly, if you just can't bear to throw away all those doodles and finger paintings, you can use them to create a mini gallery in a single frame. Just scan each one, shrink down, print and arrange all together in a large frame.