When I was a little girl, one of my biggest tellings off came the time I wrote all over our living room wall. Mummy didn't buy my explanation that "Teddy did it".
If only I was a child in 2010, when finally someone has had the sense to invent wallpaper you can write on without making a mess. Plus it's magnetic – how cool is that?
Write on Wipe Clean Magnetic Wallpaper from online art gallery 55max.com is designed to liven up your child's bedroom. Though really you could use it anywhere – maybe designate a corner of the kitchen as art corner.
So if your child is given to creative doodling on the wall, this wipe clean surface means you don't have to paint over the evidence.
In fact with this product, you can actively encourage them to write on the walls. It has a magnetic underlay that means you can use it in conjunction with any magnets you've got around the house. It could even become a wall-sized noticeboard – no excuse for being disorganised now!
The design of your wallpaper is up to you. Any photographic image of your choice can be produced to fit any size wall or area. It can be drawn or written on using white board markers, and then easily wiped off ready for the next budding artist to take over (the secret being it has a very durable laminate over the print to protect it from all scratches and damage).
What I love about this product is that it's so versatile and long lasting. If you choose a simple, classic design you could be using it for many years – from toddler scribbles to teenage homework planning. Prices start at £99 per square metre, so whilst it's not cheap, for a unique feature with lots of play potential, it's worth splashing out on.
Write on magnetic wallpaper is available from 55max.com or by calling 020 7625 3774.