Sorry Kid, That Wall's Not Magnetic

I think I’m blowing my 11 month old’s mind.

See, we have a magnetic chalkboard wall in his, and his older brother’s, bedroom. I decided when we moved to our new house a couple of years ago it would be a fun, easy way to encourage creativity, give them a place to play and, well…

I just think it’s so stinkin’ COOL!

Totally something I would have wanted as a kid.

Check out Big Brother decorating the nursery wall for his new little brother last year at this time.

We just erased it a few weeks ago. :)

Now “Little Brother” isn’t that little and he can interact with the wall himself. He’s not quite ready for chalk –every thing STILL goes straight to the mouth– but large magnets are fair game. Here he is stinking them back to the wall.

He's gotten real good at sticking them back up!

There’s only one problem I didn’t foresee. Now he thinks all walls have magnetic properties.


You can see the confusion on his cute little face when a dinosaur magnet slides straight down to the floor after he worked so hard to lie it flat on the wall. This after weeks of practice to be able to stick it correctly back on the wall in the first place.

I can’t wait to be able to explain it to him but in the mean time, I guess he’s going to have to learn by trial and error. :)

If you’re interested, click here to check out the chalk board paint we used and we primed with magnetic primer like this. Doodle and stick away!

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