Here's the after:
The desk was sanded and primed twice. Two different shades of butter-yellow paint were used with sanding in between the coats for a more aged look. Painters tape was put down to create the stripes. After removing the tape, I sanded the white edges a bit so they would also have a worn look. The children used their thumbs to add the red ladybugs. A black paint marker was used to add the dots and dashes and a short verse. It was finished off with two coats of satin varnish. Fun!
Thanks to those that sent ideas or links. I promised goodie bags and I haven't forgotten! Those should be put together and out the door next week.