DIY home improvement projects give you a way to channel your creativity, as well as a way to add flair and personality to your home. So why not share the joys of these projects with your children? Better yet, give your kids their own home projects so they can develop a sense of pride and leadership.
From Making It Fun this craft transforms yards of your favorite cloth and bags of foam beads into an oversized seat for lounging.
Apartment Therapy shows you how to turn your child's bed into a cave-like dwelling that provides the perfect place for glow-in-the-dark stars and ghost stories.
By Martha Stewart this craft project is ideal for developing fine motor skills in younger children while using up your old bags of dried beans. Try the magical bean mosaic for the youngest of children. You can use the mosaics as wall hangings or table place settings.
Martha Stewart gives you a great way to get rid of your empty cardboard boxes. The cardboard box oven is also a fun way for your kid to make their own toy. Afterward you can add this cool oven to your child's collection of kitchen toys for hours of imaginative play.
Developed by Disney's FamilyFun, the cutout shower curtain transforms an ordinary shower curtain into one that is kid-friendly. Use colored fabric to create unique designs, such as fish, dinosaurs, sports equipment or animals. Cut out holes for your child to see out of for an added touch.
BONUS: Let your kids go wild on a painting project. Big paper, little paper, the actual wall...they'll love it and your house will have personality!
Here are some of the best places to go on the Web to find DIY home projects that are ideal for your kids:
- Apartment Therapy has listed 25 awesome kid-friendly projects that are sure to get your kids out of in front of the TV and into the crafting spirit.
- The Queen of Crafts Martha Stewart has hundreds of wonderful crafts for kids including eco-friendly projects that are easy on the budget.
- Disney's FamilyFun focuses on children with seasonal DIY projects for kids, as well as crafts listed by material and age level.
If you are searching for a way to save money while adding useful and attractive items to your home, all of these DIY home improvement projects will make the bank. These offer a way for your kid to make something that they will love to use.