Purple Crayon Mural

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Over the weekend, we took the girls to see Harold and the Purple Crayon at the theater, a holiday gift from Mark’s sister (Thank you, Aunt Julia!!) It is one of their favorite books, and afterwards Crayola was there to hand out large purple crayons to all the kiddos! Fun!!

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This morning, I attached freezer paper to a large part of a wall using some masking tape, so Clara and I could take turns drawing our own mural — just like Harold! I love how much FUN she had with this — just a jumbo crayon and a BIG sheet of paper, so simple!!

If your child is old enough to understand the concept of drawing on paper, and NOT walls, this is an easy and fun project!

I added a bulletin border from the Thrift store for a fun frame around our mural. It created a bit of a buffer zone between the mural and the wall, and kept Clara from accidentally coloring off of the paper. Plus, I love how colorful it looks!!

Ain’t nothin’ more fun than drawing in your pajamas, I tell you!

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  1. Dear Valerie,

    Thank goodness there is only Harold and the PURPLE Crayon. Otherwise, we might run out of walls to put paper on.


  2. There is something so fun about drawing so large. Great idea, placing the border around the edge.

    • I think Clara loved the scale of this project!! It was so much fun to see her smiling and scribbling… in her pajamas! πŸ™‚

  3. This does look like fun – I wish we had any wall space left. Shelves are everywhere πŸ™‚

  4. What fun to write on the “wall”! This would have to be a naptime activity at our house, since Lily is already much too eager to draw on the actual walls =)

  5. We may have discussed this already, but why is it you don’t yet have an end roll of paper??? :>)

    • Oh, I wish I could get my hands on one of those!! I would go nuts w/something like that… er… I mean…. the kiddos would love it! lol

  6. We love Harold and that looks like a great way to spend the morning!!!

    • It was so much fun, Anna! And I love the colorful addition it has made to our kitchen. πŸ™‚

  7. I never liked that book as a kid, and I don’t know why. But this mural makes me wish I did.

  8. Very good idea with the “buffer”! I could just see all my walls colored in beautiful, purple, scribbles πŸ™‚

  9. How fun!! She looks so happy. And such a neat idea.. although I’m not sure my little one would understand you could only color on paper on the wall πŸ˜‰ We might have to give it a try anyway.

  10. I just love Harold!! There used to be an adorable series on HBO based on the books. I love this idea Valerie. Come check out my latest post. I totally stole the picture but had you in mind when I saw it. Just thought it was so clever!

    • Awww… I totally missed out on the series! Wonder if there are DVDs w/ it? I’ll have to look. The girls will go nuts for it! Off to check out your post… πŸ™‚

    • Just saw… oh my god, it’s totally awesome!! πŸ™‚

  11. That was my brother’s favorite book as a child…we LOVE Harold!

  12. Oh wow – looks fun!!

  13. Looks like she had fun. Heck I do most things in my pajamas!

  14. What a fun idea and I like the “buffer” that you made!

  15. So fun! We love that book, too.