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Bible Story Murals that Work

Bible Story Murals that Work

Bible story murals continue to be one of our most popular themes for murals and themed environments. Our style for creating the Bible story themes is to make characters and scenarios fun and “cartoony” so they will appeal to kids and can be integrated into their world. As adults, we realize that personalities in the Bible were complicated people and didn’t always behave ways that would be appropriate for kids, so it becomes necessary to focus on certain aspects of the stories when communicating them to kids.

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Theme Ideas for Pediatric Facilities

Theme Ideas for Pediatric Facilities

Many pediatric offices today don’t look like the facilities of old. Pediatric medical and pediatric dental offices are designing their waiting rooms, exam rooms and even their buildings to appeal to their main clientele, the kids. Pediatricians are striving to create an environment that not only attracts kids to them but also helps put them at ease when they visit.

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Putting Off Procrastination?

Putting Off Procrastination?

Last month I purchased the first gift for someone on my Christmas list. This is unprecedented for me. I rarely think about presents until a week or two before Christmas. In my years working as an editorial cartoonist, I would frequently wait until hours before...

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What the Heck is “Theming”?

What the Heck is “Theming”?

Sometimes it’s easy for companies to toss out industry terms, even when customers may be unclear as to what those terms actually mean. “Theming” is one of those terms and since we use it frequently on our website, this seems like a good place to explain its meaning as we use it.

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Painting The Base Coat for Murals

Painting The Base Coat for Murals

Before we paint or install murals, we request that you prep your walls. This often requires painting a new base coat of paint on to your walls. It is important at this stage to make sure the walls contain no tape, nails, staples, holes, adhesive, oils, etc. Neglecting to remove these things can cause delays in the process and may end up creating a less than ideal end product.

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Kid’s Church Room Spotlight: Moses Parting Sea

Kid’s Church Room Spotlight: Moses Parting Sea

Making a serious Bible story come to life in a way that communicates to children is not always easy. It’s the ongoing task of every Children’s Pastor and Kid’s Ministry. One tool to help accomplish this task is incorporating effective kid’s church room design and theming. We’re all aware that kid’s learn more when they are stimulated to do so by their environment and one of the more effective ways to stimulate them to learn is by telling a story using wall murals. It’s a way for children to not only see the important elements of a story, but to feel as if they are actually experiencing that story. Through experience, a child makes emotional connections and it is because of those connections, they will remember the stories for the rest of their lives.

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