Wednesday, July 24, 2013

The Graffiti Climbing Wall

My Sunday School boys have been needing a little something to do after our short lesson lately. We have tried card games, board games, and other things of the like but what they really wanted and ended up doing was physical activities. They wanted to race, or arm wrestle, or do something else that ended up just a bit too noisy! Well we also needed a room makeover in a bad way. We had a budget, but they could never decide just what they wanted...until I threw this idea out there! A climbing wall! First off, they thought that I was a rockstar! Second, they have all had training in climbing from their Wednesday night boys class, so they were super pumped about having a wall!

At first we thought that we would paint it just one color, then we thought about maybe camo or fake rock....it sounded okay but really didn't spark any interest. Then I had an idea! When we were in Jersey I remember how we loved looking at all of the graffiti! I asked the boys what they thought and yeah! It was a go! Next I wondered who in the world could come to our church and graffiti our walls? After weeks of thinking about it and the wall being complete just waiting for paint and climbing holds I decided to give it a go myself.

It was so much fun!! I know to a real graffiti artist it's not good at all, but the boys don't care and I had such a good time painting it! Afterward Tim told me that he needs a graffiti wall in his room. Alright!!

This Sunday was their first Sunday with the completed wall, holds, and mats and they loved it! And by church time they were ready to settle down which was a plus. Besides all that, now I'm the teacher with the most cool points and I'm riding this train as long as I can! Ha! I've been needing some cool points lately. ;) xo, Sam

 

6 comments:

KarenH said...

That looks great Sam! I'll bet your cool status won't be wearing off anytime soon. :)

heather marion said...

Ha the wall is great glad to see Jersey made an impact. we love it here. We r up north not much graffiti up here.

Samantha Caffee said...

Heather! We loved Jersey! We stayed at two really nice State Parks there too. It was actually one of our favorite places! xo, Sam

Princess said...

Great!

Rebekah said...

That is so cool! I was sent to your blog by a good friend...funny when she mentioned your name I was like "Yeah I recognize that from a group on FB". So far I'm loving it. Thanks!

Heather said...

Is there a tutorial on how you built the wall and sources for your materials? I am new to your blog and loving it (and I think with our 6 active little ones, this would be a huge hit!!)!