Wednesday, February 25, 2009

The Writing's on the Wall

Months and months ago, Early Intervention suggested that we have the girls start drawing with crayons. The problem was that they were more interested in eating the crayons. (Good thing they make them non-toxic now.) Over the past few weeks, the girls have spent more time trying to learn how to use a crayon.

So in an effort to avoid more of this



and this



We did this



Rich clipped up strips of brown postage wrapping paper to the wall. (We purchased a huge roll of it at a craft store for $3.)

How long do you think that paper stayed up?







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Anna had a grand time ripping it down. Threats of time out went in one ear and out the other. I should note that Em, who hadn't been up for long from her three hour nap, did not participate in the ripping. She played in the mess after though.
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And yes, we have the "washable" crayons but I can't seem to scrub the black one from the walls.

6 comments:

Kris said...

mr. clean magic eraser. But don't let the kids touch it!!!

It also works really good on removing fake tan gone bad ....

Sarah said...

Thanks, Kris - I hadn't thought of that. I'll add it to Rich's list of things to do! LOL.

Kristen said...

What if you painted the wall with chalkboard paint (http://www.rustoleum.com/CBGProduct.asp?pid=103)and had them color with chalk, then you don't have to worry about it!

Rachael said...

i second the mr. clean magic eraser...works wonders!

i was reading along thinking what a great idea with the paper...not even considering that they would rip it off! lol.

Liz said...

Try those new crayola markers that only write on their special paper.... I saw them at the store but haven't tried them yet as we are just now getting into "drawing"! SCARY!

Sarah said...

Kristen - we thought of doing the chalkboard paint but the "playroom" is part of our living room - our house isn't all that big and this is the only family space on the first floor. If we ever convert the basement to a playroom...

Liz - I'll have to check out those markers.