What child hasn’t gotten in trouble for writing on the walls? For some reason, when kids pick up writing implements, they don’t like the idea of ordinary paper. Instead, they prefer to see if they can write their names on walls or draw pictures on the dresser. We can’t have any more of that! Make the kids a scribble wall and you’ll encourage them to be creative! It takes only a few minutes, a few bucks, and very little effort to give them a special place in their bedrooms to write.
Leftover vinyl floor tiles are ideal for making the scribble wall. The slick surface on the tiles works like a dry erase board. Kids can draw and write then erase and try again. If you have leftover tiles, you’re ready to go, but if you have none, you can find them at home improvement stores and even some discount stores. They’re not expensive and they’re really easy to hang on the wall.
The tiles measure twelve inches by twelve inches and, when you buy them, they come with a couple of dozen in a box. Generally, a box of the peel-n-stick tiles are under twenty bucks. The perfect tile pattern for the tile is solid white or a very faint marbling design. Use as many or as few as you want to make the scribble wall in your child’s bedroom.
All you have to do is peel and stick each tile to the section of the wall you’ve chosen. Place them all in a single row, halfway around the room, or make a large block section on a single wall. Just be sure to tightly push the corners together and align the edges. To make the perfect wall for your child he or she can be present in the room. The tiles can reach all the way as low as the child’s knees and as high as a foot or so above his head.
You’ll need dry erase markers and erasers to complete the scribble wall. Find these at most any place that sells ordinary markers. To hold these items in place use adhesive Velcro. Cut a strip to go down one side of the tile wall then cut small pieces to attach to the markers and erasers. Kids can simply press the items against the Velcro when they’re finished. Kids can draw and write any time they want to, now, and they’ll never get in trouble for writing on the walls again!