One of the more fun and interesting art and craft bits you can do is to make lampshades. These are useful for the property because there’s no doubt you’ll have rooms that’ll need to have lampshades. Most of the lampshades you can buy are dull and lifeless. This is the perfect opportunity for you and the kids to get creative. Take blank lampshades and decorate them to your liking. You could have a different sort of design for each room. Make sure you get the kids involved in this task. This is something they’ll enjoy, and they can go nuts with it without the worry of causing damage.
Chest of Drawers
Something a bit more practical you could do is assemble and build a chest of drawers. This is something that you’ll need to have in the house. And by starting the kids on this early you make sure they’re learning valuable DIY skills. Make it into a family project to make it a little more interesting. You need to make sure you get all the right parts to ensure the chest of drawers works correctly. For instance, you’re going to need linear motion slides for the drawers, so they open and close. You should look into companies that sell and manufacture these slides and order some prior to commencing work.
Put Up Shelves
Another practical project you can do that shouldn’t be too much work is putting up shelves. These can be great for providing extra storage in a room. You could see about putting shelves up in your kids rooms. If you get them involved it’s great because they’ll feel like they’re contributing to their room which is a nice touch. Shelves are a great, basic DIY task, but you can also make them a bit art and crafty. Get your child to decorate them and add their personality and tastes to the shelves.
Do you ever feel that your picture frames look a little dull and old-fashioned? Well, a great way around this is to give the picture frames to your kids and get them to decorate them. Provide them with glue, glitter and macaroni. Maybe even give them shells and precious stones. This way they can decorate the frames in whatever way they see fit. If you’re concerned about the frames, then try to limit it to family pictures that include the kids. Maybe keep the parental picture frames unblemished.
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