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One of a kind animal wall art activity kits. Colourful, non toxic fabric  mural shapes designed to encourage creativity in children.
One of a kind animal wall art activity kits. Colourful, non toxic fabric mural shapes designed to encourage creativity in children.
14 backers pledged CA$ 1,112 to help bring this project to life.

About this project

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We are running this campaign for only 8 days during our big launch.

Creative abilities are falling in kids. That's the problem. 

We are here to help parents turn the tide of creative decline.

Mixable Murals are:

Innovative. – the first of its kind in interactive creative wall mural art kits for children. 

Versatile - each mixable Mural is carefully designed to give kids and parents endless creative options. Again and again.

Safe - with non toxic and environmentally sensitive materials. 

The Need Is There.

Researchers who have tracked children’s creativity for the past 50 years are seeing a significant decrease in creativity among children for the first time, especially younger children from kindergarten through sixth grade.(1)

My niece is now six years old. The age when the creative urge starts to accidentally fade in so many children.

 It is for her and kids like her that I put my passion and creativity toward helping parents reverse the tide of creative decline in children. 

And Mixable Murals was born.

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My Niece and her Mixable Monkeys
My Niece and her Mixable Monkeys
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Mixable Murals are non toxic, repositionable fabric animal shapes that can be arranged on your walls in different ways to create unique and original murals. Easy to use and always unique.

Mixable Murals encourage creativity while keeping your child's space fresh, unique and always changing.

An simple creative solution that reaches across genders, nationalities and language barriers.

Think 'Choose Your Own Adventure' for your child's wall.

The Cast of Characters So Far...
The Cast of Characters So Far...
 

'Sunrise' Owls - mini, small and large demo

    Horses - mini and small demo

Scroll down to view the characters and some of their poses.

What People Are Saying 

"Highly recommended!" - Jenn N. from Jill and Jack Kids

"With fun colors, shapes and non-toxic materials, these move-able animal shapes ensure your child's space is unique, creative and always changing!"

- West Coast Families Magazine

"I can't wait to put it (a large unicorn) up in my daughter's room! She loves her giraffes, she points and smiles at them every morning when she wakes up! Thank you!" - Gina H.

I have spent the past year refining designs and testing with parents and kids on three continents. And people like what we're doing. We're proud to have Mixable Mural fans in Canada, the US, England and Australia.

 Why Creativity is Important for Kids

Creative play encourages children to use their imaginations, experimentation and through hands on activity, put their ideas to the test. 

Creative play stimulates mental growth as children develop problem solving and decision making abilities and exposed themselves to new ways of thinking.

By making creativity a part of your everyday play with your children you are setting them on the right path to a lifelong love of creating, curiosity and learning.

Time is limited... they grow up so fast and have so much competing for their attention.  

  Who knows? Someday they may change the world with a single thought.

Great for ages 1 months – 4 years.

Little boys and girls will be amazed as you bring their walls to life with characters that are always changing. Move their Mixable Murals around the house to surprise them at every turn. Play Mixable 'hide-n-seek' and hear them giggle when they find their favorite friends in unexpected places. Every blank wall becomes a place to delight and entertain.

Some of the Kids and Their Mixable Friends
Some of the Kids and Their Mixable Friends

 Great for ages 5 years and up.

Big boys and girls can take creative charge and make a mural of their very own. Watch their faces light up joy as they make something as unique and special as they are. Watch as they happily show off their unique creations to family and friends. 

The Designs

I have spent the past year refining designs and testing with parents and kids.

The designs have changed quite a bit. Our clients can feel comfortable that we have looked at 100's of data points for every ounce of cuteness.

The Products  - Then and Now
The Products - Then and Now
Some of the Sea Turtle Design Process
Some of the Sea Turtle Design Process

Materials

I started making Mixable Murals for my family before I started making them for yours and I knew they had to be as safe and non toxic as possible.

All Mixable Murals are made with a woven PVC free polyester fabric.

And colored with water based 'GREENGUARD' inks certified 'School and Children Indoor Air Quality Safe'. AND are UL ECOLOGO Certified.

Which means there is no chemical plastic stink and  no volatile organic compounds (VOC's).

The fabric material is thick and durable and has a pleasant canvas texture. Just because it feels nice..

And they are recyclable.

Don't Worry...
Don't Worry...

Manufacturing

We've partnered with a solid company that will be able to seamlessly handle all the production work. Mixable Murals are only manufactured with eco-sensitive processes with almost zero percent waste.

Current Status

Timeline So Far...
Timeline So Far...

As of now...

Production service chosen: Yes

Prototypes tested with families and kids: Yes

Designs finalized and pre-production complete: Yes

Order fulfillment and shipping:  Waiting...

Everything is ready...

The Cast of Characters

Learn More About The Characters
Learn More About The Characters

 Rewards

To learn more about the characters go to www.mixablemurals.com

Goals

Our funding goal $1000. 

All funding will go towards production and fulfillment.

My primary goal is to get these into the hands of kids and their families and find out what they think.

Based on expected demand we plan to begin production before the close of the campaign to ensure your reward will arrive for the holidays.

Shipping. Around The World .

We will ship Mixable Murals worldwide.

With the exception of Argentina, Belarus, Cuba, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Libya, Myanmar/Burma, North Korea, Russia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen. Please note that you may be responsible for duties, fees and taxes applicable to your region.

Our Thanks...

If you would like the projects you can support us directly here on Kickstarter, or if you know someone with kids you can support the project by sharing our link and spreading the word.

With your support we can spark creative imagination, encourage collaboration and communication and make a product that boys and girls and whole families can enjoy together.

Thanks for reading,

Bryce

Special Thanks To:

Mom, Richard and Auntie Norma - The Willushaw's. "Hi PK"

Paula and the Carpenter Clan. "Hi Holly" - Alex Browne and the Gang

- The Stecklers "Hi Aimee" - The Carlsons 

- Lynne Brisdon

And all those whose helped bring this project to life.

Sources

(1) Kyung Hee Kim (2011). The Creativity Crisis: The decrease in creative thinking scores on the Torrance Tests of Creative Thinking. Creativity Research Journal.

Music credits. "Hyperfun" "Hand Trolley" "Olde Timey" by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/b...

Risks and challenges

There can be production challenges tied to any manufacturing project (delays, equipment failure, theft, etc.), but we've been through all this before while developing our prototypes.

The timeline is tight, but we trust the manufacture can and will deliver as promised.

We have done our very best to ensure everything is in place to make this project a success before we came to Kickstarter.

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