Display Kids Art By Turning it into Magnets

by Tonya Staab
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Are you looking for a creative way to display kids art in a small space? We are showing you how to shrink it and turn it into magnets.

Now that school’s out for the summer and the kids have stripped the classroom walls bare of their artwork it’s time to organize it all. Ours is now in a giant pile on your kitchen counter and there’s another pile on the floor next to my office desk.

Tips for using a HP Sprocket to shrink kids artwork and turn it into magnets to display on whiteboards and the refrigerator.
Shrink kids artwork and turn it into magnets to display in small spaces.

Note: This project was originally created for Hewlett Packard’s MyPrintly website however that site has been taken offline. You can still find some of the project videos on the Hewlett Packard YouTube channel.

Display kids art using magnets


  • Cell phone with HP Sprocket App downloaded
  • HP Sprocket Photo Printer
  • HP ZINK Sticky-backed Photo Paper
  • Kids artwork
  • Magnet sheets


Begin by taking a photograph of your child’s artwork on your smartphone.

Open the HP Sprocket app and print the photo on the HP ZINK sticky-backed photo paper.

An artwork name being photographed and printed on a HP Sprocket printer.
Printing kids art on an HP Sprocket printer.
Kids artwork has been turned into magnets using a HP Sprocket printer.
Kids artwork turned into small magnets.

Peel the backing off the photos and place them onto magnet sheets. Cut out your new magnets and stick them on the fridge or a whiteboard. It’s really that easy!

A tutorial for making homemade magnets out of magnet sheets.
How to make homemade magnets and cut them to size.
Kids art has been photographed, shrunk and turned into magnets using a HP Sprocket printer.
A creative way to keep kids art without having a giant pile of paper.

Are you looking for more creative ideas for displaying your kids art? Take a look at these:

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