chalk board wallKids” rooms can be the most fun to decorate and plan, but also present a challenge in that there is so much to choose from.

If you do not know who your child’s favorite character is, or if he or she has many favorite characters, it may be best to avoid these themes and try something unique. Once again, you are presented with many different ideas and themes to select from. Here are three fun ideas for chalkboard paint in a kid’s room:

1. Fun Wall Art –

We all teach our children not to draw on the wall, but just about every parent has experienced the agony of finding at least one wall or baseboard with a beloved child’s creation in pencil, crayon, marker, fingerpaint, pen, or even permanent marker. Instead of fighting the battle with that child and/or others, consider an interesting place for them to get creative with appropriate drawing on the wall.

Design a wall specifically designed for use with chalk. Use a chalkboard paint to paint the wall, or at least a section about your child’s height with arm outstretched. It should be at least as wide as the child with both arms out, but you can make it the length of that wall if you choose to do so. Then, supply the child with different colors of chalk to create works of art. When the child is tired of that drawing, erase just like a chalkboard.

2. Learning Opportunity

There are dozens of ways to introduce learning to your child from a very young age, but using chalkboard paint in a kid’s room as a way to help them learn is a fun and creative innovation. Instead of making the chalk available for doodling alone, make sure to add the alphabet and numbers 1-10 or 1-20 so that they can copy them. You would be surprised at how young you can introduce these concepts.

Consider adding basic phonics once the child has grasped the alphabet. You can add simple sounds to help the child be better prepared for reading, even before preschool. That way, when reading does become a part of the child’s life, he or she can add words and phrases easily, writing as well as drawing on the walls.

3. Attractive Benefits

Finally, consider using chalkboard paint to create a more in-depth type of mural. Mix it with a magnetic paint and allow your child to use magnets and other objects to create a three-dimensional work of art that can be changed at any time without costing a lot of money or taking hours’or even days’to finish.

Children love being able to have a say in how their rooms are designed, and letting them actually do the artwork on the walls is a great way for them to develop creativity and foster imagination. Chalkboard paint is a fun way to achieve this goal, and still encourage learning, without being very expensive. It is a great opportunity to spend time together, or even make it a family affair, without requiring a lot of planning or extensive clean up.

 

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