Middle School Inspires Creativity #MiddleSchoolMovie

My children have always been very creative! They love to express themselves and create beautiful works of art whenever possible. I proudly display them on the fridge and in my office until the next one comes along and I need to make room. I try to rotate them and make sure the kids see that I hang their work proudly. As we encourage our children’s creativity over the years, it sometimes goes wrong. Our youngest daughter loved to colour on her wall with permanent markers. No matter how tricky I made it for her to find them, somehow she did. Our oldest painted her walls purple when we went away for the weekend. As much as I admired her enthusiasm and the fact she did it herself, it was not so easy to cover up. I guess they come by it naturally since I was an art major and spent many years creating and expressing myself through art. Even in my younger years I would always be doodling on my notebooks, school books or any paper I had on hand.

Middle school is a time of creativity and self-expression, where students learn to plant and nourish the seeds of creativity. As budding artist Rafe Khatchadrian, the protagonist in ‘Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life’ would tell you, creative self-expression can take many forms, from a doodle in a notebook to a wall covered in Stickies.

When my children transitioned from grade school to middle school it was an exciting time. They learned to find themselves and started to develop great friendships while solidifying the ones they already had.

Art and creativity shouldn’t be limited to a pen or paintbrush. No longer confined to the fridge door, with Stickies kids can bring creative inspiration, large or small, to life in a fun new way anywhere.


The Challenge

In the spirit of the newly released movie ‘Middle School: The Worst Years of my Life’, we were asked to work with the kids to show how we can make an area in our home a canvas with Staples Stickies.  No worries about getting paint or crayon anywhere!

We were excited to get started and bring our wall to life with Stickies.


When I informed the kids that they could create anything they wanted on their walls, they got excited. The tricky part was figuring out something they could all agree on. We decided to do a firework display so the kids had creative freedom with colour, size etc.

No longer confined to the fridge door, with Stickies kids can bring creative inspiration, large or small, to life in a fun new way anywhere.

The end result


We chose a large corner wall in the family room for this creation. It actually took 3 hours to complete as it runs the entire height of the wall. It was so much fun to do and I loved seeing the kids each making a different explosion. Once they each figured out to push the sticky side down they were able to layer it and expand their creation.


The kids insisted on leaving it up for all to see. They each are now planning on some other fun ideas for the stickies we have leftover.


Looking for something fun to do with your family? Why not pick up some Stickies  and create your own masterpiece?!? Then head to the theatre and see Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life now in theatres everywhere.

Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life

Rafe’s epic imagination and slight problem with authority collide when he transfers to a rule-crazy middle school. Rafe and Leo, his scheming best friend, hatch a creative plan to break every rule in the school’s Code of Conduct. What they don’t expect is for Principal Dwight to strike back, causing chaos both real and imagined.

Have you seen Middle School yet? What did you think? What would your family create if you gave them a box full of Staples stickies? Be sure to share on social using the hashtag #MiddleSchoolMovie  and see what others thought.


Disclosure- This post has been compensated, all opinions are my own 


  1. kathy downey says

    Sounds very interesting,i have not seen Middle School yet!

  2. I love sticky-note art!! What a fun way to express yourself (with no permanent damage! 😉 )

  3. I love the concept of this movie. Kids are all too often told to conform. Looks funny!

  4. We haven’t watched it yet, but it’s on our family movie list! With a box full of stickies I think the kids would create either a dinosaur scene or something to do with Lego.

  5. woah.. that sticky artwork is pretty cool and impressive. First time I’m hearing about the movie

  6. My son is DYING to see this movie! I love your creative art work for this movie! It is perfect from what I have seen in the previews of this movie.

  7. Love what your kids did with those Staples stickies. My 8 year old has been asking to see this movie. Hoping we can catch it this weekend.

  8. My husband loves stickies. I see by your post that they come in handy for many uses!

  9. Sounds great!!! We haven’t seen Middle School yet! Love all the creativity!

  10. Awe, this looks like it is gonna be an awesome movie. My daughter is a tween and would love to see this flick!

  11. I think that my nephews would love this movie! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  12. Now that is a work of art! We are so looking forward to seeing this movie!

  13. This looks amazing. I would want to keep it up as well. This would be fun to do with my kids. I will have to show them the trailer for this movie.

  14. My boys can’t wait to see this movie. They laugh at the part in the trailer with the sticky notes but I don’t think they’ve ever thought to do it themselves. Looks fun!

  15. I saw the previews for this movie and I definitely want to see it with my daughter. Looks like a lot of fun.

  16. How fun to make a creation like that! I remember my middle school years well, and I definitely want to see the movie.

  17. Middle school can be such a tough age. Glad to see a movie out there that is going to spin a positive light. 🙂

  18. I remember my middle school years well. What an awkward time. I love the art creation.

  19. Nancy Polanco says

    I will have to watch this! I love the fireworks display by the way!

  20. I am in love with that sticky artwork which is simple yet creative enough to express the kids talents. The Middle school sounds amazing & I would love to take my kids to watch it!

  21. I haven’t seen it yet, but what a fun idea. Easy clean up too! 🙂

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