Easy outdoor area art for kids (and grown-ups too!)

On our back verandah there is a large plywood board attached to the latticework which is painted in a terracotta colour. Its purpose I believe is for both shade and privacy.

Previous tenants of the house must have decided that its purpose was to hold a dartboard, something I deduced from the myriad tiny holes emblazoned on it in a circular pattern, and a scratched in declaration that ‘Fran got a bullseye.’

But recently as I sat outside I started to get a few ideas of what I could do with the big brown board.

And I came up with this:

Using chalk, I wrote a quote up the top, and  gave the kids free reign to decorate the bottom.

It wipes off with water whenever we want a blank canvas.

Which is great, because I get to change the quote as often as it takes my fancy.

Do you have any quote suggestions for me?


Joining in Blogtoberfest over at Kat’s place. It’s not too late to join in!

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6 responses to “Easy outdoor area art for kids (and grown-ups too!)

    • You are probably right but that would involve landlord permission and keeping the kids away from it while it dried – neither of which appeal to me greatly!

  1. Hi, fabulous idea in your backyard. Sorry my mind is a complete blank right at this minute and I can’t think of a single quote for your board!! Found your blog via Blogtoberfest!

  2. That’s a great idea! The kids must love it too : )
    I just popped over from blogtoberfest – have a fab month : )

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