DIY is not only a great cost-saving activity when it comes to fixing or creating something in the home, it can also be a great deal of fun to start a DIY project, especially when you involve the kids. Starting a project like this with the kids can be a great educational experience for them and means that you have an extra pair of hands to help you out the next time you want to do some DIY. Naturally you want to involve the kids in a project that they are also going to enjoy and if you want to keep the kids busy then here are some great DIY projects that you can do at home with the little ones.
Kids love to play in toy-versions of things that adults that adults get to do like store checkouts, cars and houses, they also love nothing more than playing in a toy-kitchen. Using an old wooden cabinet you can create a handmade kitchen which your kids will love, and they can be a key part of the design and the making of their own kitchen. If you don’t have an old cabinet then you can pick one up at a thrift shop or even scrap yard, the best to get are the sectioned ones with cupboard space. Sand down the wooden cabinet and then you will have the perfect base for your kitchen project, colors, styles and appliances are up to you and your child. This is a great project as it will take quite a while but doesn’t require a high level of skill to complete.
Kids love to play in the garden and yard and you can add an extra drop of fun to proceedings with a super cool swing outdoors. This is a relatively simple project that will make the kids love their swing all the more because they were part of making it. It is best that you buy a swing frame, they are inexpensive and are sure to provide maximum stability. For the swing seat, you can use anything you like, I used a skateboard for mine. Let your kid’s imagination run wild when decorating the seat then simply rope it up and let them swing away.
Kids love nothing more than making noise and you can involve them in a DIY project which will allow them to do exactly that with a music station. You can make your own percussion using pots and pans and shakers made with any sealed container and dried peas, fill bottles with different levels of water to create some pipes and you can even get some old wrenches together, place them on a wooden board for your very own xylophone. This is a super fun project to do an done which will give your kids the green light to make as much noise as possible.
These are just a few ideas of projects which you can do with your kids, they key is to make the DIY fun and try to create something which the little ones will love.