Bucket fillers mural • Creative Every Day • June

Bucket fillers mural • Creative Every Day • June

Bucket fillers mural • Creative Every Day • June 550 391 Consie Sindet

Welcome back! We are halfway through this year’s challenges! Time is flying! You can find last month’s Creative Every Day challenge here.

The theme for June was Childhood. Lucky for me, I didn’t have to think too much as to what to do! I was hired to paint a mural for a local school (K-3). Can’t get more about childhood than that!bucketfillersmuralThe school principal had started a program based on the Bucket Fillers children’s books by Carol McCloud. It is a great program that teaches respect and goodwill to all those around you. You can find out all about the program at the official website, Bucket Fillers 101.
bucketfillerCollageThe area I was given to paint was a hallway that divided the school. It was a very uninspiring space and so I was asked to brighten it up! I painted a super-sized bucket at one end of the hall filled with colorful streamers, stars and hearts. I also added three bucket tickets that the principal wrote out to represent ideas that the kids might have written. I painted while school was still in session and it was wonderful to interact with the kids as they passed me in the hall! I was a big attraction for them!
stickkidsCollageRunning down both sides of the hallway, I added more streamers with words that represented the ideals the school was teaching along with the bucket fillers program.
stickkidsbucketmuralHanging off of each streamer with a little stick child holding a bucket! I added more stars and hearts to fill in the space. To make it easy on myself, I used a great stencil I had found at Walmart for the stars and hearts. Way easier than hand painting all of them!
bucketfillersmuralI love painting murals but most of the time I am alone with just the wall for company! This was a lot more fun having the kids passing by and making sweet comments! I think it was also good for them to see an artist at work. School closed for the summer a couple days after I finished the mural, so now the kids are enjoying the best part of childhood…SUMMER!!!

Hope yours is a fun-filled one! Share some of your best childhood memories below in the comments.


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  • Julie July 3, 2013 at 7:44 am

    So much better than a plain wall. I’m sure the kids loved all those bright colors too. Beautiful job.

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    • Consie Sindet July 3, 2013 at 9:46 am

      Thanks, Julie! The kids loved it! It was really gratifying to paint with them watching and oohhing and aahhing behind me!

  • MA July 3, 2013 at 8:15 pm

    This is great. More schools should have this — so inspiring for the kids. Love, MA

  • Vanessa @ See Vanessa Craft July 5, 2013 at 12:16 pm

    Cute idea!! Thanks so much for linking up to Do Something Crafty!

  • Rabia @TheLiebers July 6, 2013 at 8:27 am

    My kids’ school does bucket filling. It sounds like an awesome program and the kids love it! I am going to share this post with their principal. Happy ShareFest!!

    • Consie Sindet July 6, 2013 at 9:24 am

      Thanks, Rabia! It is a really great program and the kids totally get into adding tickets to the buckets! Thanks for sharing it with the principal!

  • Julie Jordan Scott July 8, 2013 at 3:18 pm

    This is lovely! What a fun project… and so rewarding as well. So grateful I popped over from Creative Every Day today!

    • Consie Sindet July 9, 2013 at 8:29 am

      Thanks, Julie! It was a great project and I am hoping for more this year like this! Putting some energy out into the world that it will happen!

  • Zena (healingmoments) July 9, 2013 at 6:43 am

    Oh… this is a wonderful piece. Thanks for the link, such a great idea, it sounds like an amazing project

  • janice July 10, 2013 at 11:20 am

    What a beautiful mural! The kids will enjoy that for a long time! Cheers! janice (visiting from Creative Every Day)

    • Consie Sindet July 10, 2013 at 1:44 pm

      Thanks, Janice! The teachers are going to use it as a learning tool. That is an even bigger compliment!

  • Christine July 12, 2013 at 10:28 am

    WOW! The shading on the bucket is amazing! I thought it was a real bucket sticking out of the wall! Love it Consie!

    Thanks for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.

  • Susan July 12, 2013 at 10:43 pm

    What a beautiful and inspiring mural! It must be very rewarding to paint a mural for students at school. Thanks for sharing at Inspire Us Thursday.

  • Tammy July 16, 2013 at 12:06 pm

    You have so many creative ideas!

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