August 30, 2013 in Projects
My mom and I were walking around a hardware store a few weeks ago for who-knows-what, when I spotted the paint and paint samples aisle. I asked my mom how much they were being sold for, and she told me it was free!!! And then I thought, “what can I do with this” and the typical mom in me immediately thought of using it as a learning tool for my kid. I’m sure there are better ways to do it like with laminating and using a better way to make them stick on a wall (you could even get a poster board and put them on there) but let me show you how I did the DIY Color Matching Wall at home:
Paint Chips/Samples from hardware stores
1. At the hardware store, pick up 2 of every color you want on your color matching wall.
2. Tape one of every color up on the wall (or poster board). I used packing tape for mine because my son still likes to peel and destroy. (This doesn’t damage or dry walls so I’m pretty brave on the use of packaging tape.)
3. Cut up velcro into small squares.
4. Apply one side of the velcro pieces, in the middle of every color on the wall.
5. Stick the other side of the velcro into the back of a paint chip/sample.
6. (optional: you can have the paint samples laminated or you can tape it up to spare them from destructo-babies )
7. HAVE FUN LEARNING!