Top Tip – Paint a children’s mural easily using an overhead projector

July 9, 2008 at 8:54 am 3 comments

Have you ever thought of painting a mural for your child,
but didn’t know how to enlarge the design onto the wall?

The answer is easy!

An over head projector.

You can hire or borrow a projector from a school, church office or hire shop. 

Simply trace your design onto overhead projector film and project the image onto the wall. Play around with the size and postion of your design then trace onto the wall and paint it in.

How to do it

1. Place your overhead transparency onto the overhead projector.
2. Project the image onto the wall.
Spend some time moving the image around until you are
happy with the position and the size on the wall.

Trace the design lightly onto the wall using a soft pencil crayon.

3. Paint your mural

Where to find your children’s mural image

Any image your child likes could be traced and made into a mural. Colouring books, favourite characters, hobbies.

Ready made Kits

If you are not confident enough for the painting part of your mural,  we have a number of paint by number overhead projector mural kits at the
Magic Mural Factory
which are ready to project onto your wall.

All you have to do then is to paint in the colours that correspond to the numbered instructions.

Instant Downloadable murals

We have a number of instantly downloadable e-murals for use on an overhead projector available at the
Magic Mural Factory

If you found this article useful, please leave me a comment.


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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Carleton Place Public Library  |  July 10, 2008 at 6:53 pm

    I love our overhead projector! It makes all of our library artwork look really professional. This summer, we are building a giant 900 piece puzzle and I used the projector to do all of our images so that everything is neat and to scale. It just makes so much sense!

    I’m looking forward to trying a nice mural for our children’s area.
    Great instructions on your site!

  • 2. wallstory  |  July 10, 2008 at 7:02 pm

    Thank you Carleton PPL for your comment. I’d love to see your mural project. Please send me pictures if you can. If they’re nice I could include them on my blog as a example of murals done with the help an overhead projector.

  • 3. How to create a tree mural « Off the Wall  |  March 16, 2009 at 8:51 am

    […] Find a tree shape that you like and copy and trace the image onto your wall freehand, or onto overhead projector film and project the image onto the wall and […]


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