I'm pretty much in love with this idea. If your kids are old enough to draw and doodle (mine is not yet, but this is going in the 'to do one day' file), wouldn't this be an awesome project? I found this on Pinterest - of course I did - but it comes originally from this great and very colourful blog, Absolutely Beautiful Things. I'm having one of those "why didn't I think of that" moments as I read her post. She and her husband had this little chair covered in white fabric, and they drew all over it with fabric marker for their little boy's first birthday. Such a good idea that will last him ages.