With kids likely spending more time indoors this season than ever before, creating or refreshing a dedicated craft room in your home is a great way to help keep them busy and entertained. Follow these simple steps to transform any dull or unused area into a fun and imaginative play space that your kids will love.
- Large-scale wall decal
- Table and chairs
- Loads of art supplies
- An easel
- Framed kids’ artwork
- Storage bins
- Creative toys
Step One: Make a Fun Statement Wall
Nothing gives a dull room instant visual interest and depth like a statement wall. Rather than just painting the wall in a bold colour, take creativity to new heights by applying a large-scale patterned decal or mural. Even a subtle design or muted colour palette will feel like a vibrant backdrop and will completely warm up a space.
Step Two: Create a Cute Workspace
Carve out a comfortable space for your little ones to create masterpieces with a small table and chairs. Opt for new colourful furniture or an eclectic assortment of second-hand finds.
Step Three: Display Art Supplies
Make brushes, paint, markers and crayons easily accessible and visible. Tip: group together various materials and bright colours for visual interest. Use simple glass jars or white storage containers.
Step Four: Frame Your Kid’s Artwork
Step Five: Get an Easel
No craft room is complete without a great easel! Look for one that has a built-in chalkboard or magnetic whiteboard for bonus play.
Step Six: Add Whimsical Storage
Keep the area clutter-free by gathering up any extra toys, books and stuffies into beautiful bins that boast playful patterns or pom poms.
Step Seven: Decorate With Creative Toys
Carefully curate the room with artistic toys that spark imaginative play — think musical instruments like a miniature grand piano and guitar to boost creativity!
Images courtesy of Denise Dias