How to create a Finding Nemo kid's room
Create a "Finding Nemo" kid's room by buying licensed merchandise or using your own DIY skills to recreate the theme.
Disney's ["Finding Nemo](http://wwwimdbcom/title/tt0266543/)" debuted in 2003, demonstrating that a father-son bond is stronger than an ocean full of uncertainties. Children and adults alike watch little Nemo get snatched up by a diver, then cheer his escape efforts with his new aquarium friends. The continued popularity of the movie makes it an often-requested choice for decorating children's rooms. You can always buy the licensed bedroom merchandise, but you can have a lot more fun and save money by creating your own "Finding Nemo" kid's room.
Catch a Wave, Dude
Create a "Finding Nemo" room with some paint and printable accessories. Set the mood with wall color: Paint the walls a light, ocean blue to recreate a backdrop for "Finding Nemo's" ocean scenery. Alternatively, [paint a wavy border with a free template](http://wwwlilblueboocom/2009/07/making-your-own-mural-border-templatehtml) about midway on the wall, and paint the area below it blue. Above it, paint your choice of coordinating color. If you are not comfortable creating waves on the wall, try painting a lower portion blue straight across, reminiscent of Nemo's time in the aquarium. Measure and mark how high up you want the ocean blue, and make marks at regular intervals on the walls. Butt the bottom edge of some painter's tape against the marks all around the room to create a straight edge; painting up to the tape without going over gives you a straight edge. Be sure to decorate the blue ocean area of the wall with "Finding Nemo" images you can make yourself.
If you want your whole room to resemble the ocean backdrop for the movie, consider hanging blue and light blue streamers from the ceiling. Press them in place with thumbtacks, but be sure to avoid ceiling fans.
Enlarging the Image
- Enlarge the image to the desired size on a copier.
- Tape the four corners of the carbon paper to the wall.
- Tape the image onto the wall over the carbon paper; then trace it.
- Fill in the image with craft paints.
You will probably have to piece together the enlarged design. Keep the design intact with a few pieces of invisible tape. Also tile together pieces of carbon paper to be the same size as the design you are transferring. Hold the carbon paper together with a few small pieces of invisible tape, too.
If you have access to a projector, you can enlarge the free coloring page directly onto the wall and eliminate the need for a copier and carbon paper. Just trace the design onto the wall from the enlarged projected image.
Using craft paint for your wall images is less expensive than using a variety of colors of interior wall paint.
Craft Some Accessories
* Print free "Finding Nemo" paper crafts on card stock for added durability. * Laser printer ink will not smear or smudge. Inkjet ink will if it becomes damp.
Inspire or Tickle
Don't forget to heat-set the ink from fabric markers or permanent markers. Refer to the manufacturer's directions.
Things You Will Need
- Paint roller and brushes
- Wall decals
- IMBD: Finding Nemo
- Lil Blue Boo: Making Your Own Bural Border Template
- Home Depot: 6-7/8 inch Nemo Pre-Pasted Wall Border
- Wall Sticker Outlet: Finding Nemo Wall Stickers
- All Posters: Finding Nemo Prepasted Mural Poster
- Disney Baby: Finding Nemo Premier Bedding Collection
- Store 51: Finding Nemo Bedding Comforter
- Disney Store: Finding Nemo
- Disney Family: Finding Nemo Stickers
- Vinyl Oasis: nkjet Printable Peel & Stick Removable Fabric Wall Decal Material
- Paper Inside: Finding Nemo
- Family Disney: Squirt Pillow
- Disney Family: Nemo 3D Paper Craft
- Disney Family: Squirt 3D Papercraft