When you have crafty, creative kids, they want to make an artsy DIY project out of everything. This includes your interior designs and home décor. Therefore, you should allow them to express their creative flow in one, or all, of the following ways. Be sure to show these suggestions to your kids to inspire their inner artists.
Handprints that Dot the Walls
Instead of doing a custom paint job in your kiddos’ bedrooms, opt for a white-wash of the walls. Then invest in non-toxic paints [that easily wash off] in a rainbow of fun colors, like varying shades of blue, red, green, and purple. Have your crafty youngster dip their hands into the paints, then press their handprints to the walls in whatever patterns and locations they want. Let them go crazy with full reign over where they want to dot their bedroom walls. They might even get super-creative and create cool murals with nothing but their fingertips and palms.
Chalkboard Surfaces for Quick, Creative, Anywhere Doodles
Reserve a portion of your home for a chalkboard surface. Most people put these surfaces on their fridges, which is a great idea for toddlers. But, for older kids, try a bedroom wall that is one big chalkboard surface. Or, pick an area in a hallway. Then invest in traditional chalk, marker chalk, or washable chalk paints that give your kids the creative freedom to doodle anywhere, any time. This is the ultimate crafty DIY fun-board for artsy children. And you will likely get called to look at their creations on a regular basis. Plus, it keeps them busy for hours, so you can get some much-needed housework or lounge time in.
DIY Wreaths for the Front and Back Doors
Include your children in decorating for seasons and/or the holidays with DIY wreaths for the front and back doors. Let them pick the colors and accents. For instance, if you are helping with a Halloween wreath, suggest black and orange scrunched tulle with plastic bats, plastic spiders, and cool cobwebs tossed in. Or, if you want a season-based wreath, pick out the parts of a season that you both love. For example, spring could be a mix of robin’s egg blue and green with little violets to symbolize the rebirth of nature. Whatever they come up with, hang these wreaths on your doors with pride.
You never know, your allowance of creative freedom could set your kids up to be home remodeling contractors one day. The above-detailed fun, quirky DIY projects are creative and perfect for crafty kids. Plus, each project can inspire your inner muse, thus producing craftier stuff for your creative youngsters to do on a daily basis.
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