My first year teaching I started a Mural Club- our school grounds had three buildings/classrooms I was told I could paint on at will. Needless to say, painting with elementary aged children- with house paint- was an, er, experience.
I learned alot that year:
1. House paint drips. Alot. Down children's arms when you're painting a vertical surface.
It even gets into their hair.
2. Parents can be very forgiving and understanding if their kids are having a great time.
3. Vaseline (petroleum jelly) gets house paint off skin/hair.
4. I will never do a Mural Club with young students again!!!
Here are the results: Ta da!
Don't be fooled- this photo was taken the day after we finished painting...
Our Caribbean themed mural- an illustrated map of Hispaniola.
This was the athetics logo which we painted on the PE storage shed.