Home renovations are no small feat. Most of the work can be left to professionals, but when it’s your home you want to feel as if you’ve contributed to making a space your own. Doing so can be even more difficult with children since the tasks they can safely do are limited. Luckily, we’re here with some family-friendly home project ideas that will leave everyone feeling like they helped bring out the finished product.
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Paint, Paint, Paint
Painting can get repetitive and, well, just plain boring if you don’t put your own twist to this potentially mundane activity. Get the whole family involved and not only make it fun but make it a memory the kids can take pride in. By taking the extra time when taping and masking a room, you can make any painting job near fool-proof. Grab that roller and brush and let the kids take part in making the space their own.
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Try Stone Painting
Renovating your home is not an undertaking limited to the interior or even the house itself. The spaces around your house can be just as important, whether it be a garden, stone walkway, or a firepit. Introduce some of your family’s unique flair, while also keeping it subtle, by painting rocks together to incorporate into these spaces.
Add Flair to Your Mailbox
Curb appeal is invaluable, nobody wants to have a house nobody can find at night. Wrangle the family and redo that boring old mailbox so that you stand out from the crowd without breaking the bank.
Create a Chalk Wall
Now that you have those fresh and clean walls, you’ll want to keep them that way. You don’t need to live in fear of crayons and scuff marks. Give the kids an area they can attack with all that extra energy. With a little chalk paint and a few feet of trim you can create a section of any room resistant to even the most creative of artworks.
Build a Toy Chest
Teaching your children to clean up after they’re done playing is one of the more difficult lessons. By coming together to create a place for them to store their toys, it will make it less of a chore and serve as another opportunity to make the space one they can get a sense of achievement from.
Build a Birdhouse
Building a birdhouse is easier that you think! There are different types as well, that will let you and your family attract the types of birds you most hope to see flying around your property. Grab the binoculars because you’ll be seeing your avian friends in no time.
Build a Vegetable Garden
When you have kids, you just want them to be happy. That being said, if your kids can be happy and grow you some fresh tomatoes, then all the better. As you renovate your home, consider taking the time with your family to build a garden. The process of building it will not only be a valuable experience but will teach them the value of patience as they watch their hard work yield visible reward.
Make a Terrarium
Nature and wildlife don’t have to be limited to the outdoors. Terrariums are an excellent and unique way to safely introduce life into your home. With your family, you can create a living and self-sustaining ecosystem that will showcase the value and beauty of the environment.
Build a Lego Table
Creativity is important to children, but nobody wants to step on a sharp piece of creativity while getting a midnight snack. A Lego table is one way to keep all of those pointy pieces contained and all you’ll need is and old coffee table, paint, and glue to keep those hazardous little blocks in one place.
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Make Outdoor Games
There’s no shortage of fun outside, whether you’re six or sixty, there’s something for you. Get everyone together and make an event of creating what you need for your favorite outdoor activities. Whether it’s a cornhole set, a hopscotch board, or sand box, there’s no shortage of projects for summertime fun.
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