My children have always been very creative! They love to express themselves and create beautiful works of art whenever possible. I proudly display them on the fridge and in my office until the next one comes along and I need to make room. I try to rotate them and make sure the kids see that I hang their work proudly. As we encourage our children’s creativity over the years, it sometimes goes wrong. Our youngest daughter loved to colour on her wall with permanent markers. No matter how tricky I made it for her to find them, somehow she did. Our oldest painted her walls purple when we went away for the weekend. As much as I admired her enthusiasm and the fact she did it herself, it was not so easy to cover up. I guess they come by it naturally since I was an art major and spent many years creating and expressing myself through art. Even in my younger years I would always be doodling on my notebooks, school books or any paper I had on hand.
Middle school is a time of creativity and self-expression, where students learn to plant and nourish the seeds of creativity. As budding artist Rafe Khatchadrian, the protagonist in ‘Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life’ would tell you, creative self-expression can take many forms, from a doodle in a notebook to a wall covered in Stickies.
When my children transitioned from grade school to middle school it was an exciting time. They learned to find themselves and started to develop great friendships while solidifying the ones they already had.
Art and creativity shouldn’t be limited to a pen or paintbrush. No longer confined to the fridge door, with Stickies kids can bring creative inspiration, large or small, to life in a fun new way anywhere.
In the spirit of the newly released movie ‘Middle School: The Worst Years of my Life’, we were asked to work with the kids to show how we can make an area in our home a canvas with Staples Stickies. No worries about getting paint or crayon anywhere!
We were excited to get started and bring our wall to life with Stickies.
When I informed the kids that they could create anything they wanted on their walls, they got excited. The tricky part was figuring out something they could all agree on. We decided to do a firework display so the kids had creative freedom with colour, size etc.
No longer confined to the fridge door, with Stickies kids can bring creative inspiration, large or small, to life in a fun new way anywhere.
The end result
We chose a large corner wall in the family room for this creation. It actually took 3 hours to complete as it runs the entire height of the wall. It was so much fun to do and I loved seeing the kids each making a different explosion. Once they each figured out to push the sticky side down they were able to layer it and expand their creation.
The kids insisted on leaving it up for all to see. They each are now planning on some other fun ideas for the stickies we have leftover.
Looking for something fun to do with your family? Why not pick up some Stickies and create your own masterpiece?!? Then head to the theatre and see Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life now in theatres everywhere.
Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life
Rafe’s epic imagination and slight problem with authority collide when he transfers to a rule-crazy middle school. Rafe and Leo, his scheming best friend, hatch a creative plan to break every rule in the school’s Code of Conduct. What they don’t expect is for Principal Dwight to strike back, causing chaos both real and imagined.
Have you seen Middle School yet? What did you think? What would your family create if you gave them a box full of Staples stickies? Be sure to share on social using the hashtag #MiddleSchoolMovie and see what others thought.
Disclosure- This post has been compensated, all opinions are my own