Friday, September 04, 2009
They're Getting A Drink of Water...
Waaaaayyyy back in March, the kiddos got really into the plastic animals+dinosaurs. So I had this brilliant idea (my brilliant ideas...) to have them make a cool kind of mat/ background that would be like a landscape for the animals. Blogged here. But once the mat was complete, they wanted it to be a museum, and they wanted walls and doors and trees and things. So, the best I could come up with for walls were pieces of (recycled) cardboard- which they painted beautifully. But they have proven to not be very stable, much less sturdy. And they look kind of ugly hanging out in the playroom- like the recycling made a run for it.
So, friends and possibly strangers- any ideas on what inexpensive (preferably free), durable, safe and easy to paint on material might make decent walls?
Or is it time to toss the walls and turn the mat into a floorcloth? I think it would make a nice one. In a Helen Frankenthaler kind of way.