Thursday, July 29, 2010

Before you take down that old wall paper....

We moved into our home 3 years ago.  When we first looked at the house, we knew we would be taking down the old wall paper in the kitchen.

A couple of months after we moved in, we had our three nieces overnight.  We didn't have any games or toys for them, so I planned for a craft day for that first day.

We started with painting a mural on the largest kitchen wall.  I dug out some little bottles of paint and some foam brushes from my craft stash and let the kids paint the wall!  The kids thought it was great! They thought I was great! 

I loved that this was a cheap activity.  It really didn't cost me anything, since I had the brushes and paints in my craft room already. 

Note:  I chose these pics of the kids since their faces aren't showing.  I have other pictures of them smiling prettily into the camera, but I didn't ask their mom's permission to post them. 

If you decide to do this with your kids, make sure you have a plan.  We thought we would have the kitchen painted shortly after I let the kids paint on the wall.  But that didn't happen.  I lived with this on my wall for almost a year.  As cute as it is, the novelty wore off after a couple of days. 

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FoodontheTable said...

How fun! How often do you get to paint on the wallpaper?

Its A Blog Party said...

That looks like fun!
Thanks for linking up!

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