A Dr. Suess mural in the BMC Pediatric Emergency Department painted by Massachusetts College of Art and Design students.
A Dr. Suess mural in the BMC Pediatric Emergency Department painted by Massachusetts College of Art and Design students.
Boston Medical Center

Even when you spell out the scary words to avoid telling your child they’re getting a s-h-o-t at the d-o-c-t-o-r-s, temper tantrums are nearly unavoidable when stepping foot in a hospital with anyone under the age of 15. (Okay, 50. Let’s be real, we all still hate needles.)

Thankfully, art students from Massachusetts College of Art and Design and Boredom Busters teamed up to make the hospital a little less miserable for your little one.

The students painted the walls of Boston Medical Center’s (BMC) pediatric emergency department with murals of fairy-tale and story-book characters creating a much happier atmosphere for children, according to a BMC press release.

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The project was funded by Boredom Busters, an organization that partnered with BMC in 2010 to improve children’s hospital experiences. Other projects launched by the organization include The Birthday Program, which gives kids hospitalized on their birthday a special gift, and The Crayon Program which gives each patient crayons.

“We are truly thankful to Boredom Busters and to the creative and talented students at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design for bringing the walls to life with wonderful art, which will truly lift the spirits of our patients and their families,” said Stephanie Sharp a certified child life specialist at BMC, in a prepared statement.

Here’s a preview of some of the beautiful artwork: