Paint, Paste, Pray It Sticks & Is Removable Later! – March 21, 2010


Friends of Cozumel volunteers continue to enhance NUAFA’s daycare facility.  Our focus in September-October was to scrap, paint, apply theme wallpaper borders to each of the five classrooms, make curtains, hang decorative shelves and hooks.  We also implemented changes to comply with fire safety regulations by relocating the kitchen, building cabinets, installing an emergency exit and funding the installation of a gas tank on the roof to reduce risk of fire.
 
Our challenge for the February-March 2011 Mission Trip:  Create fun, educational mobiles and wall decorations that promote learning for preschoolers.  Sounds fun and creative right?  We’ve learned by experience that projects here are always more complex and time consuming than they “should” be! 

Jaydee led the challenge of creating the concepts, figuring out how to protect educational materials from disintegrating in this humid climate, and experimenting with how to apply materials to stick to the rough cement walls that can be removed later without damaging the paint.  Special thanks to Steve, a Cozumel winter resident, who spent countless hours before, during and after the recent mission trip on this project.   Photos tell the story . . .

BEFORE

Painting in October 2010

Painting during Oct. 2010 Mission Trip

Painting in October 2010

Feb. 2011 Mission Trip with walls painted



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DURING
Kristin, Jaydee and Leona

Kristin, Jaydee and Leona

Cindy Painting

Cindy Painting


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AFTER

Painting in October 2010

Finished seascape and mobile

BEFORE

Painting in October 2010

Wall Decorations


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DURING

Jaydee applying paste

Jaydee appies four coats of paste

Steve lays out color palatte

Steve lays out color palatte



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AFTER
Pink room with cats

Colors in Spanish / English

Learning numbers mobile

Learning numbers mobile

Alphabet mobile

Alphabet mobile



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Jaydee's cat collage

Jaydee finishes cat collage

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