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Take your next coloring project to the next level!

Coloring books are fun and easy, and even quite therapeutic, but who is going to see your hard work in a dinky little coloring book? Why not show off your talent?

We say - Go BIG and go HOME and paint a GIANT Paint-by-Number wall mural where your hard work and creativity can be enjoyed by all. And what's a better place to start than with your kids room wall decor - then you can work up to doing your bedroom.

We've got you covered. Most of our murals are designed to fit onto an 8' tall wall with a variety of designs and varying widths from 1' wide up to 18' wide.

Change the mood in a room and set the scene for your little pirate with our Ahoy Ye Matey! mural. Go really big with our Forest Friends wall mural - all 18 feet of it! Make a wild statement with our Zebra Stripes or a bold statement with our Paisley MuralOr you can make it soft, subtle & sophisticated, like our Bamboo Silhouette or add a bit of humor with our Shark Doorhugger!

 

And it's SO easy!Just TAPE the pattern to the wall, mindlessly TRACE the design, remove the  pattern & carbon paper, and then PAINT inside the lines like a giant coloring book.

No decisions or talent required! We also provide a color guide so you don't have to make any decisions whatsoever, but feel free to choose your own colors for a perfect match. If you are feeling super creative, you can also separate or repeat the mural and/or the elements as many times as you like to get even more bang for your buck! 

Kudos to YOU! Once you are finished, stand back and take in all the compliments. Here are a few comments from our customers:

"I've had several comments from friends that think it looks professionaly done as well, they just don't realize how easy it actually was thanks to Elephants on the Wall!!"

"Everyone thinks it was done professionally."

"Everyone that has entered our kids room has commented on the mural.  Usually they ask how much we paid to have it done and when we tell them that we actually did it ourselves, nobody believes us."

"Very easy and what a huge impact it makes. Everyone always compliments us on the mural as soon as they walk into the space!"

"We received so many 'ooohs' and 'awwws' over the finished product."

"Everyone has commented that it looks like a professional job and I think that is thanks to your easy-to-use murals!"

"We have received tons of compliments and our daughter LOVES her new room!"

"My mother, grandmother, cousin and I painted this and it was amazing to watch it transform! We had a blast and it turned out amazing! Definitely my favorite room in the house!!"

 

HAPPY PAINTING!  : )

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How young is too young to paint our murals?

Well, that is rather subjective on many fronts. Most of our murals are painted by the parents, but kids can do them too. We suggest that kids over 8 years of age will probably do the best, maybe even up to 10 years old. It pretty much depends upon the child and his level of talent, patience, and hand/eye coordination. 

I once asked my daughter-in-law what the talent level of our 4 year old twins was. She thought for a moment and said "Well, let's say they are in their abstract stage." Beautifully put. So I would say proceed with caution.

If you do let younger kids try to paint these or at least "help" paint these. I usually suggest the one of the parents paint the outlines and let the little ones paint inside the areas - that is probably safest.

BUT.... I had one customer call me to tell me about how her mural was coming along. She said her 5 year old daughter was just dying to help and kept asking her mom if she could paint over and over again. The mom finally gave in and let her daughter paint some areas. I asked the mom how it looked and she said "Well, I'll just send you a picture". She sent me a picture of the mural with the little girl standing in front of it. To be honest, I couldn't tell one way or another if the mural was perfect or not, but the picture of the little girl standing in front of her mural with the BIGGEST smile on her face said everything. She was SO darned proud of painting the mural - you know what... it really didn't matter if the mural was perfect. She was just beaming with pride!

 

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Coloring Is Good For You!!!

Ever since I started this business 11 years ago, I have found that when I actually got to paint one of my murals it was really relaxing and quite therapeutic. I used to joke with people that once you got painting, you could solve all of your problems and the world's problems. It seems to let the frivolous stuff fall to the  wayside, while you could calmly deal with any problems you might have. Although I am no psychologist, it turns out I was actually onto something!

According to Ben Michaelis, a psychologist, he says that “There is a long history of people coloring for mental health reasons. Carl Jung used to try to get his patients to color in mandalas at the turn of the last century, as a way of getting people to focus and allow the subconscious to let go. Now we know it has a lot of other stress-busting qualities as well.” 

As it turns out, Ben & Carl and I aren't the only ones who have picked up on this phenomenon. Currently the new trend is coloring books for adults. As a matter of fact, some of the top selling books on Amazon are adult coloring books!! 

Who woulda thunk?!?!

So go BIG and pick up that brush and get started on a mural and solving all of the worlds problems today!

See more at: http://www.the-open-mind.com/according-to-psychologists-coloring-is-the-best-alternative-to-meditation/#sthash.5i5CCl07.dpuf

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