Letting your child paint a light switch cover is a great way for them to feel included in making your house more your own. When using acrylic paint it is best to use an unfinished wood cover. If you use a plastic cover the paint will gradually peel off. We used the plastic ones with permanent markers for a VBS (vacation Bible school) craft and the kids loved it.
The paint job pictured to the left here is my 3 year old’s creation. He started with a blue base, then added white, then tan, gray, purple, green, blue, light blue, then brown, and then mommy cut him off because by the time he would have finished we wouldn’t have been able to get to the light switch because of the thousands of paint layers.