Courtesy of Stephanie Hauptli.
Let Your Kids Create
"Art has been a big part of our lives before having kids, especially for my husband who was a fine artist before he went on to be an architect. Inevitably, it's a big part of the kids' room now too," shares Hauptli. "We bought a large canvas and had our daughter help up make an art piece for above her baby brother's crib. Not only was it a fun family activity, but it also taught our daughter to appreciate art and her own art especially."

She adds, "We worried about hanging anything above the beds in case of an earthquake, so we secured the canvas with hardware since we live in an active zone."