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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