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post #21 of 125
Drawing/coloring on walls - No way.

Peelable stickers (used for wall decorations) - yes but not regular stickers. Regular stickers can go on the dressers & closet doors but not the walls. I even let them put stickers on their chairs in the dining room.
post #22 of 125
No. We're in a rental and I don't want to have to deal with it. As well, my youngest would have a hard time remembering that the kid's rooms were okay but the rest of the house wasn't. I don't mind sickers, and I let them tape up any drawings they want.
post #23 of 125
No. Art is great but it has it's place, and IMO it's not on the walls... the very idea of trying to get all that crayon and all those stickers off again later makes me shudder. There was 1 room in this house that had stickers all over it when we moved it and it was a mess.
post #24 of 125
No. They can put up stickers, tape up paper they've drawn on, etc.
post #25 of 125
No. They are allowed to decorate their rooms however they want, with the caveat that they can't decorate in any way that is too difficult for me to undo(should we move, should we change around rooms, should they change their fickle little minds, etc.). I have had to try to get crayon off the wall before, and it doesn't come off, and the wax keeps paint from sticking well. It took FOUR coats.
post #26 of 125
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Wow, I'm kind of surprised at all the 'no's. I guess this is one area of parenting where I'm way more lax than most.
post #27 of 125
No.

However, my DS (4) is allowed to decorate his room however he likes otherwise. He really enjoys the scupting class he's been taking and his creations are everywhere in his room. And just recently we took down some animal pictures to make room for monster trucks. *sigh* I had put the animal pictures up for when he was a baby and I was a little sad when he wanted to replace them. I didn't let him know though.
post #28 of 125
N to the O.
post #29 of 125
Not on walls, not on furniture. We'll make our own chalk board and put it up when he's old enough. I will also roll out paper and tape it to the floor for him to color on.

No stickers on anything other than paper. If he wants to repaint a piece of furniture I'll help but I'm not buying him furniture so he can destroy it.
post #30 of 125
DS wouldn't do anything with a marker but put it in his mouth at this point, but there will be no wall scribbling in this house. Ever.
post #31 of 125
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Originally Posted by appalachia View Post
Wow, I'm kind of surprised at all the 'no's. I guess this is one area of parenting where I'm way more lax than most.
Me too. I never had problems with them coloring other walls, and one coat of paint (which would've gotten done anyways) was all it took to cover it... and I will admit to having a bit of fun drawing my little pictures too! LOL! I guess this is why I bought my own home - I can do what I want and paint over it when I change my mind.
post #32 of 125
No way would I allow crayons, markers, paint or stickers on the walls. (Or on the windows of my car, for that matter. I see tons of cars/minivans with stickers all over the windows next to where LOs sit.) If there is artwork that they have done on paper that they would like hung on their walls, I'm all for it.
post #33 of 125
Sidewalk chalk or washable crayons only
post #34 of 125
I don't care if ds draws in pencil on the walls that I intend to paint since it washes off easily. But I would not want stickers which can be difficult to remove. Crayons are a PIA to remove, as well. And I imagine markers don't wipe off that easily, either. So just regular graphite pencil on walls that need painting. He just does it in the one room. I'd probably be annoyed if he actually did it on ALL the walls that need painting since that's half the house, lol.
post #35 of 125
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Originally Posted by moaningminny View Post
N to the O.
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post #36 of 125
No. With all the drawing options my kids already have, I just can't justify drawing on walls when it is so difficult to "undo".
post #37 of 125
Nope.
post #38 of 125
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Originally Posted by appalachia View Post
Wow, I'm kind of surprised at all the 'no's. I guess this is one area of parenting where I'm way more lax than most.
We've got a 2 bedroom apt for the 4 of us. We're often playing "musical bedrooms", and I'm currently sharing with 2 of my kids.

I might feel differently about this if they really had "their own rooms" that I could guarantee nobody else would use before it needed painting again, AND that is likely to need painting again before they "outgrew" the wall art. A 3yo might not mind the marker on the walls, but the same child at age 9 might want a clear wall.

I don't want writing on the walls in my bedroom. I don't want to let one child write on the walls of one room in case we end up switching around and a different child is in that room a few months later. They can move the stuff they've taped up from one room to another as needed.
post #39 of 125
absolutely not. I doubt my children could be consistantly trusted to not draw on other peopls walls.

some stuff will not come off nor can it be painted over. I wish someone had taught our renters that wall are not for writing on.

My kids have chalk baords on the back of their doors. they can write with chalk on them.
post #40 of 125
No.
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