Home renovation projects don’t have to just be for adults. You can actually teach your kids a lot by getting them involved, and it’s a great bonding experience for the whole family.
Kid-friendly home renovations will leave the whole family feeling that great sense of satisfaction with a job well done. So if your kids love getting stuck in, here are five starter projects for you all to do together.
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Creating a garden path
Perfect for the warmer seasons, you can take the renovations outside. Decorating the garden path or laying stepping stones is a fun activity that the kids will love. Using a variety of waterproof stone paint, the kids can paint their own creations on the paving stones that they can show off to their friends.
If your kids are fast learners, or you’re looking to retile the bathroom or kitchen, they might be able to help. Whether you’re tiling complex patterns or just dry-fitting square tiles, there are plenty of ways you can get the kids involved. They can help put the tiles in place, or even spread the grout and lay the tiles. This will make them feel super grown-up, and their handiwork will last for years!
Decorating their bedroom
While you might not want a rainbow mural on the living room wall for all guests to enjoy, there’s no harm in letting the kids loose with their favorite-colored paints in their own bedroom.
Removing wallpaper can be a lot of fun for kids, and when you’ve set down the base layer of lining paper or paint, hand controls over to them. Head to the store and grab a variety of paint brushes, sponges, and rollers and see what they get up to. It’ll definitely keep them quiet for a few hours. Once their interests change, or if they really make a mess of the walls, a fresh lick of paint will make it all go away again.
If you don’t already have a mailbox, this could be a great, hands-on project for you and your little ones – just be sure to keep them supervised if using a saw. Then, just like in their bedrooms, grab some wood paints and let them get creative. Your mailman will certainly never miss your house again!
Alternatively, welcome wildlife and birds into the garden by making a birdhouse or bee sanctuary. You can usually buy simple kits, but if you’re really interested in a challenge, you could try to make one from scratch.
Planting a garden
Even if you don’t have a lot of outdoor space, there’s plenty you can do with a few containers or planters. Creating a little garden with the kids can be done indoors (a kitchen herb garden) or out. It’ll also teach the kids responsibility as they’ll need to keep up with watering their new leafy friends.
You could even create a vegetable patch to encourage them to help get more fruit and veggies into their diet. After all, who doesn’t love their own creations?
Let us know any other ideas or projects you’ve got the kids involved in!