If you are like most homeowners, you have kids, you want to improve your home and you don’t have enough time for everything. Kids can be time consuming as well as home improvement but, what if you can improve your home while having a good time with your kids? In this article you will discover some DIY projects you can do with your little ones.
When you do stuff with your kids remember that safety goes first. Of course, everything in this article is suitable for them, but an extra layer of safety is never pointless. Also, when you DIY with your kids, involve them in the whole process, from the preparation to the cleaning, this way they will feel they are a complete part of it and will learn some discipline in the meanwhile.
Painting. This is the number one. Kids love painting, it is creative and fun. They are going to make mistakes but, as long as paint is fresh they are easily corrected. Furthermore, when a kid has painted a room it is proven he will be less likely to make it dirty. Get ready for some messes with this one and move your furniture as away from the walls as possible so that it is less likely to get an unwanted layer of paint.
Gardening is a great idea for kids. If you have a backyard you don’t know what to do with, plant a small garden with your kids. This is the perfect activity for nowadays kids, it is outdoors, will keep them away from the cell phone and gaming console, it is educational and will make them environmentally conscious, it is long term so they will learn good things take some time and above all, it is fun. It also gives results in the form of ecological vegetables that you can eat with them. They don’t like vegetables? They will like them more when they know they have grown them.
Decorate the mailbox and other outdoor stuff. Let them play with it and have fun by painting it in any color or use stickers on it. As long as the house number remains visible it will be functional and they will love to see it every day when they arrive home.
Build a playhouse with them. As parents we love playhouses but the reality is they are hard to build. Involve your kids on it. This way you will have less effort to do, they will be involved on it so they can put up their ideas for something they are going to use in the future and they are more likely to get thrilled by building a playhouse than a toolbox for example. Of course, they are kids and you should leave them the less risky activities and keep the power tools for yourself. Even it is not stated in the user’s guide, drills and other power tools are not suitable for little kids!