Painting Cool 3D Wall Murals for Kids

How to Paint a 3D Children’s Wall Mural?

 

Colorful 3D wall murals add fun and excitement to your child's life. The optical illusion that has been created not only makes the indoor space look bigger but also changes the room into a world of fairytales for your kids. You may decorate your child's bedroom walls easily with a cartoon waterfall, with a rainbow, flowers, animals, a forest, or your child's favorite fictitious characters. These are just a few great mural ideas but the possibilities are endless.

 

Learning how to paint a 3D children’s wall mural may sound like a big challenge. In fact, adding three-dimensional elements to your children’s room wall mural might be very easy if you follow our instructions. Many companies specialize in 3D wall art elements but if you’re creative, you can come up with your own 3D elements for your kids wall mural.

 

Remember to allow whatever paint you use to dry completely before you apply any 3D elements to the wall to ensure the elements adhere properly without damaging the paint.

 

INSTRUCTIONS:

No. 1

Design your child’s wall mural. You can draw your own design, or make photocopies from their favorite book.

 

No. 2

Turn that design into transparency that you place on an overhead projector. You can sometimes borrow an overhead projector from your local library.

 

No. 3

Use the overhead projector to trace the mural onto the wall.

 

No. 4

Paint your child’s wall mural according to the colors and designs you have selected for your design.

 

No. 5

Determine which items you can make three-dimensional. Large-scale items in the mural, like a sky, don’t always make the best 3D objects because of their size. However, smaller items like trees, vehicles, fish, and flowers work well.

 

No. 6

Shop for 3D elements you can add to the wall space. Some companies sell soft, thick foam with a self-adhesive backing that you can peel and stick to your wall for a 3D effect.

 

No. 6

Shop for 3D elements you can add to the wall space. Some companies sell soft, thick foam with a self-adhesive backing that you can peel and stick to your wall for a 3D effect.

 

No. 7

Cut your own 3D elements if desired. Using any type of wood, draw the design of your 3D item onto the piece of wood and cut it out with a jigsaw. If you need help drawing the item onto the wood, use your overhead projector and transparency of your drawing. Paint the wood according to your design.

 

No. 8

Think about other opportunities to add 3D elements to a children’s wall mural. If you have an underwater mural, consider using felt to create elements such as water and adding Velcro fish to the felt. You can use crepe paper to make trees and vines in a jungle room. You can even use green fringe on your wall to look like grass.

 

No. 9

Secure your 3D elements to the wall. Use wood screws to secure wooden 3D elements. Use staples for paper, fringe, and Velcro. If your 3D item comes with self-adhesive backing or tools to install the item to the wall, read the manufacturer’s recommended installation instructions.

 

No. 10

Have fun!