Wall murals allow a room to be decorated in a particular theme. This can range from a princess room to a circus theme.
If your child decides on a theme that you like and believe to be "do-able", consider yourself lucky! However, it is unlikely that your childís taste in home decorating will mirror your own. Perhaps you are envisioning a garden mural in your daughterís room, but she canít seem to think of anything else but Surfer Girl.
A good way to overcome this is to do your homework first. Pick out a few potential mural themes you think your child will like, and let him/her pick a favourite. It's a win-win situation - you maintain control over the process, and at the same time, allow your child to make the final decision.
Transferring the image
Once you find an image that you want to use, you will need to transfer it to the wall. The simplest method of transferring murals to the wall is by using the projector method or, if that's not possible, by drawing a grid.
It's important to involve your child in the project itself. If you are not ready to hand over a paintbrush, there are other ways to include your child. For example, if you plan to use a colouring book for your inspiration, have them colour it in, or let them select the paint colours.
Remember to have fun when painting a mural, it doesn't have to be perfect, the fun is in the doing and the enjoyment of the finished project.
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