The actual train design was adapted from one of the boy’s favorite books, and was painted around a corner edge in the room to give it more depth and interest. The number on the train was the boy’s age, and consequently his favorite number at the time.
The parents have me come back every year to repaint the number on his birthday- a really fun idea, and it only takes me a few minutes. Anyone could use this idea –stenciling the new number on would be a simple thing to do. A caboose is painted on the opposite wall. Another wall has paintings of planes to round out the transportation theme, and keep the whole train thing from being too much. The mural elements are all painted with water-based acrylic craft paints, and the final painting is sealed with a flat finish acrylic sealer for durability. The walls can be cleaned with a damp cloth- really important in a little boy’s bedroom!