Friday, 31 May 2013

Mencap - Our Australian Wall Mural

Over the past few months we have been working, at Mencap Braintree (Essex UK), on a new wall mural - Australia! This follows my recent trip over there with my other half, to celebrate his 70th and visit family. Thus the map of UK in the top left hand corner with an arrow showing us flying Qantas to Australia...!

The map was cut out of card and covered in screwed-up pieces of tissue paper which we glued on. 

Then the fun started - what did Australia mean to us in the UK? 

Kangaroos, Koalas, Kylie and Cricket were the foremost suggestions by our members...

Then we added lots of other animals and birds, plus of course sportsmen - cricket legend Don Bradman, and Ian Thorpe the Olympic swimmer. Vegemite followed, plus Bega Cheese and Burger Rings - all very yummy and Australian!

You will see at Merimbula (South of Sydney) Mariner Park Retirement Village is labelled - our Australian friends and supporters!

So - why don't you get together with your group and make a wall mural - the themes are endless - find something that relates to your part of the world or any place or subject of interest to you all. Have fun!


  1. WOW I am from Newcastle Australia and just found your blog through a blogging buddy wanting ideas to teach the elderly things in the home where my dad now resides....this is just GORGEOUS.... next time to come across here let me to meet you...This wall mural is just I will check your blog after dinner tonight...I have just joined as a new member of your blog...luv an hugs aNNie.xx

  2. Hi Annie - Thanks for your lovely comments - especially coming from a Blog-Pro like yourself...your enthusiasm shines through! Enjoyed my browse! We do have family in Australia so should be back one day - you never know! Cheers Nancy

  3. Wall murals are a rising trend in kids wall decor. And for good reason! They look great in nurseries, playrooms, bedrooms, or even school rooms. There's a sense of timelessness that goes along with well done murals. In many ways, they can grow with your children! The problem is, most of us don't possess the artistic talent to create a stunning, timeless wall mural.And most of us don't have the extra money sitting around to pay a professional artist to do the job for us. Don't despair! I have the answer to your problem; paint by number wall murals.