Don’t write on the walls!”
Well, why not? Kids’ spaces, whether it’s your little one’s bedroom, a play area for your home daycare, or just a place for the grandkids to hang out, should encourage imagination and creativity. And yes, that may even include writing on the walls!
However, before you set the kids loose with a box of crayons, here are a few ideas to try:
Chalkboard paint – The things they do with paint now! Yes, if you have a few hours to spare, you can transform a bare wall in your home into a chalkboard, so the kids can create, erase, and create some more…
Chalkboard paint alternative – If you don’t feel like painting, but still like the idea of a chalkboard, you can also pick up peel and stick chalkboard panels. For ideas check out WallCandy® Arts – they make standard rectangular chalkboard panels, as well as other shapes, including circles and jungle animals (yes, elephants, giraffes, and even hippos).
Dry erase boards – If your children are a little older, and you feel “safe” entrusting them with markers, consider installing a dry erase board. Create, erase, and create some more – this time without the chalk dust.