Scott had some scrap wood in the shed and decided to make one. He bought a hinge and a hook so we can lock it closed. It was sort of an eye-sore what with the one piece of wood being unfinished and the other piece of wood painted an auburn color. Since the kids are out of school right now, the kids and I took it upon ourselves to fix it up. One day we sanded it and went out and bought paints for the design we had in mind.
That evening Scott and I painted the front of the wood white and let it dry over night. The next morning I painted the back side blue and we let it dry until after lunch which is when I let the three oldest (the younger two were sleeping) paint their ocean mural. I penciled in a few dolphins for the kids to paint in, but besides that they pretty much did it all on their own.
The kids laughed and thought Nora's reaction to the paint on her hand was hilarious. They were also so surprised when they saw that I was able to save her print and make it look nice. I just wiped between the fingers with a clean damp cloth and then added some paint to where she first placed her hand down. I think it turned out really cute!