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post #41 of 125
No way.
post #42 of 125
Absolutely not. I allow hanging things up with small tacks or with tape, but not stickers or coloring or drawing on walls. For one thing, I don't own my house, so those aren't OUR walls, and I'm responsible in my lease for putting them back the way they were when we moved in before I leave. For another thing, someday they'll be older, and I don't think they'll always want a room that reflects the tastes they had as preschoolers. If my kids wanted to create a mural, we'd hang butcher paper on the walls; that's what my own mother did.
post #43 of 125
NO... its not even a discussion point. Just as a side thought, if its ok to draw on walls its not that short of a leap in a few years to defacing public property and vandalism. Art has its place but NOT on the walls. In my house its not negotiable.
post #44 of 125
My son wanted space stickers on his wall. So I bought him space adhesives that are made to go on the wall but are easily removed!!!
post #45 of 125
I allow but don't encourage it- in their rooms only. Typically I do the, "Paper is for coloring thing." though. They don't really want to write on the walls. Dylan did a bit between 17-24 mos until I painted her walls to look like clouds. Then she only drew in her closet. I never had a problem with her drawing anywhere else. She is six now and it's a nonissue. Ava has never even attempted to draw on a wall.
post #46 of 125
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Just as a side thought, if its ok to draw on walls its not that short of a leap in a few years to defacing public property and vandalism.
Uh, I think that's a really, really, really, really big leap.
post #47 of 125
Uhhhh.... no. That's what we have paper for. Paper is for coloring/drawing. Walls are not. He has posters and removable stickers that are made for the wall in his bedroom (thomas the train on one wall and space/planets on the other).
post #48 of 125
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um, yeah. I would hardly equate drawing on a wall the kid has permission to draw on with a future of vandalism and crimes against humanity. P.S. My kids have never written on someone elses wall.
post #49 of 125
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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.
Actually, marker doesn't paint over well. From experience, I had a group of girls over to a "graffiti party" just before my dd got a new room color paint job. You know, a special treat, something you don't get to do without getting into trouble. The girls had a marvelous time and talked about that day for years. But the paint didn't stick. Even after I scrubbed the walls. It took a special primer and three coats of paint to make it look normal again. It was a painful and expensive lesson for the hubby and I.
post #50 of 125
Nope. Sounds good, but they would "forget" and color other rooms in the house.
post #51 of 125
Nope! We rent anyway. I think I'd probably feel the same way if we had our own house though. I do like the paint you can get to turn a wall into a chalk board, so that might be a possibility.

On a funny note, when I had all my wisdom teeth out, I was on some serious pain meds. I wanted to call my mom to tell her I was home etc, but the numbers just wouldn't stick in my head. So I yelled down to dh to tell me the number. He thought I was dialing it, but I was actually writing it on the wall instead. By the end of a few days I had my parent's number, my best friend's#, and both my sister's #. Luckily it was in pencil!
post #52 of 125
Nope. We are currently renting, but we owned before. In one house we pained one wall with blackboard paint and the kids loved it.... now we have a blackboard and the kids love that, too...

To be honest, I have never considered allowing my kids to draw on the walls.
post #53 of 125
Nope; we live in a log cabin, so there's no way to paint over anything. I don't know what we'd even do about marked walls--sand them down and revarnish? Eek!

We encourage lots of artwork, but not on any of our walls.
post #54 of 125
In my grandparents' house of 35 years there is a little room in the basement which has served as kids playroom/ extra bedroom over the years. When I was in 5th grade, my cousin in 6th, and my sister in 7th, we got permission from Nanny to paint a mural on one of the walls. We painted a jungle mural, complete with giant black panther, a parrot, a snake, and lots of trees and flowers. Its still there It covers one entire wall. We were actually pretty good! During later years some of the younger cousins took to writing graffit style all over the other walls of that room and while it doesn't look anywhere near as good as our mural, it's still interesting to look at now.

I currently rent, so it isn't an issue with my kids. No way would I let my 3yo scribble randomly all over his room, but older kids, especially if they were serious and had a good plan of what they wanted to do, quite possibly!
post #55 of 125
We don't allow the children to destroy our home.
post #56 of 125
Absolutely not. The kids' room has pine walls, so there would be no way to get it off without sanding and refinishing the walls. I like clean walls, but I will tape up a giant sheet of paper for her when she asks.
post #57 of 125
We don't draw on any wall in our house, but dd is allowed to put up the stickers that are made for walls because they come off easily and we decorate the walls with her artwork because it is cheaper and easier to redecorate that way. I think that it is great to let kids decide what they want their room to look like, but it is also reasonable to put up limits for that decorating.
post #58 of 125
Absolutely not. We have enough options around here for artwork.

Hanging butcher paper over a wall is a great one.
post #59 of 125
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Originally Posted by KweenKrunch View Post
We don't allow the children to destroy our home.
post #60 of 125
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Uh, I think that's a really, really, really, really big leap.
Really?? you must live in a city with out graffiti issues then

back to the OP, we do NOT mark on the walls, crayon, marker, paints or any other format.
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