Back in April, I wrote an article highlighting an eco-friendly project for kids – Kid Friendly Eco Project. The activity involved storm drain marking with fish decals to remind the public that water ways lead to fish. I was very excited to reserve my marking kit with the city, but because of a fish decal shortage, I only received it this week. I’m wanted to report back on the success of the activity.
Well, my sons and I loved marking the drains. Actually, there is nothing my boys didn’t enjoy with this project. I think I feel a paper route coming in their near future because they loved delivering the educational literature to the houses the most. Of course at the beginning of this adventure, hitting the fish decals with the mallet was pretty fun too. <smile>
The entire process of storm drain marking is wonderful for a family project. You put on a reflective vest, brush away debris from the road where you plan on putting the decal, then you pour the glue onto the road, peel and stick the fish decal, then pound it with a mallet approx. 100 times. When you see the roadway bumps coming through the decal, you’ve done a good job. These decals need 48 hours to completely stick to the road, so I’m really hoping people don’t lift them up before this time. I guess this is another wonderful thing about having children. Continue Reading →