Home Improvement Ideas 4 Kids

Home improvement Ideas 4 kids gives you some quick tips on how to keep the kids busy this holiday and get them to do some DIY at the same time. This is a great way to kill two birds with one stone. This summer will come to an end soon, and these last few weeks are probably sending your kids climbing the walls. Summer camps have come and gone and sports seasons are over with, so to keep your kids from going stir crazy, have them work on some home improvement projects to keep them busy.

This is a guest post by Nancy Parker.

Home improvement ideas for kids



Home improvement ideas 4 kids in the bedroom

Your child’s bedroom is probably a mess right now and in the rare chance that it’s not, relish that moment! Some project ideas for your child’s room is to build a bookcase or bookshelf for storage. Have your child paint them the color of their choosing and let them paint as much as they need too. For a little girl’s room, get hanging racks from your local craft store and allow your little girl to paint and decorate the racks. They can later be used to hang her bows, ribbons or jewelry.

Additional home improvement ideas for kids’ bedrooms:

Bedroom makeover

Bedroom wall storage

Bedroom notice board

Make your own head board


Pet Projects’ home improvement ideas 4 kids

 If you have a family pet this is always a fun project for any kid – make a dog bed or dog toys. Allow your child to pick out the fabric and bedding choice. Depending on their age, teach them how to use a glue gun. You can also have them use Velcro to build the bed and then stuff with stuffing. Old socks, shoes, dolls and sports balls are great items to recycle into a dog or cat toy. Let their creative juices flow and let them build a safe toy for your pet.

Home improvement ideas 4 kids in the backyard

Bird feeders! This is great for the whole family in the long run. Many different home improvement stores and/or craft stores sell the basic kits; all you need is the proper suggested supplies and colors to create a birdfeeder. Stepping stones are very popular for gardens, especially when personalized with your child’s name and handprint. You can find kits at the home improvement store; don’t forget to add pretty pebbles and marbles! Wooden dollhouses are also great projects to help your kids make in the backyard.

Other garden projects and exterior home improvement ideas 4 kids to get involved in:

Garden designs

Exterior design ideas

Exterior makeover tips


Home improvement ideas 4 kids in the kitchen

Two words: Chalkboard Paint. Get an old or new cork board and let your child paint with chalkboard paint. Once this is completed you can hang in the or near the kitchen to write the grocery list. Tired of trying to figure out where the ladle or your favorite stirring spoon is? Get old cans and allow the kids to paint and use other crafts like glitter, buttons and paper to create storage for your cooking utensils on the countertop.  Always follow the proper safety rules and always supervise your child when working on projects. The key is to make it fun and easy long enough to keep their attention. Enjoy and happy crafting!

If you liked home improvement ideas 4 kids or know someone who will benefit from it, please share it on your social networking sites. Thank you.  You can see other articles like this one on our exterior designs page.

Author Bio:

Nancy Parker was a professional nanny and she loves to write about wide range of subjects like health, Parenting, Child Care, Babysitting, nanny background check tips etc. You can reach her @ nancy.parker015 @ gmail.com


Thanks for sharing this article Facebook Twitter Delicious StumbleUpon Digg


About Anne

Anne Lyken-Garner, the owner of DIY Projects is the published author of the inspirational memoir, Sunday's Child (available on Amazon). She's also a freelance writer, blogger and editor. She writes for, and manages 4 blogs. See how Anne can help you with editing your site at the Hire an Editor page above.

, , , , , ,

15 Responses to Home Improvement Ideas 4 Kids

  1. mid century
    November 4, 2013 at 5:50 am #

    It’s so nice that you’ve written a project where children can contribute to the things we use in the house. My kids are into arts, I always wanted to support them and at the same time have them interested in spending time inside the house. This is one brilliant idea to get them involve.

  2. Margaux Allen March 8, 2013 at 9:30 am #

    I still don’t have kinds but loves to have one in the future. I like this article. It develops child creativity and problem solving. Would love to try this one with my kids soon.. 🙂

  3. Dean Ashby January 24, 2013 at 7:47 am #

    A mate of mine recently went back to Sydney for a vacation and he was telling us that when he used our storage facility when he moved out of the city, he found items that he recycled for his kids to use for home improvement. He then moved these items from our storage facility to his current place, and he had the most fun recycling or re-using these items. It was great for his kids’ creativity, too.

  4. Steve August 23, 2012 at 2:16 am #

    Hey Anne,

    I think you forgot cubby houses! You can get flat pack ones which the kids can help you put together and its a pretty fun family project.

    The best part is that once the kids start playing in them you have hours and hours of peace! hahaha

    • Anne August 23, 2012 at 9:34 am #

      True, Steve. This is a fun project. I remember doing this with our kids when they were very little. We even painted it. They loved it so much.

  5. StilconFL August 14, 2012 at 9:04 am #

    We have completed several of the chalkboard paint projects not only in the kitchen, but all over the house for the little guys. It is a very easy project that I recommend to most of my clients with young children. I remember I wasn’t allowed to write on the walls when I was a kid!
    StilconFL recommends you read..Add Luxury to Your KitchenMy Profile

    • Anne August 16, 2012 at 6:54 pm #

      Lots of parents are finding this idea really useful. Some are even creating chalk boards outside in the shed or by the back door. This gives the kids the joy of having the board, and the parents, the satisfaction from not having to clean up so often 🙂
      Thanks for stopping by.

      • StilconFL August 17, 2012 at 3:32 am #

        We recently had a project where we used a similar product. It actually allows you to make a dry erase board. It takes about a week to set but it is amazing when complete. You can use it right on the sheetrock.
        StilconFL recommends you read..Heat Up Your BathroomMy Profile

  6. Theresa Torres August 12, 2012 at 9:53 am #

    Hi Nancy and Anne,
    Yes, these are great ideas! A better way for kids to spend their time on rather than watch TV all day long or play games on the computer.

    I love the Pet Projects’ home improvement ideas. We have a kitty who loves to play and it would be fun to encourage my young nephew and niece to get creative and build toys and perhaps a bed for the kitty.
    Theresa Torres recommends you read..Best Paying Careers Without a DegreeMy Profile

    • Anne August 13, 2012 at 3:30 pm #

      Thanks for stopping by, Theresa. Yes, I think the pet project is ideal for families with pets. It’ll show kids how to take care of their animals and add a bit of fun in the activity as well.

  7. Elena Anne August 11, 2012 at 10:39 am #

    Great to get the kids involved in this type of work – so long as its not dangerous of course – from an early age. Makes them good with their hands and makes them appreciate a nice looking place!
    Elena Anne recommends you read..Dried vs. Fresh FruitsMy Profile

    • Anne August 11, 2012 at 5:24 pm #

      Yes, I think so too, Elena. My kids love getting involved (well, my girls do). I think that kids feel a valued part of the family when they’re asked to take on little responsibilities.

  8. cassie August 9, 2012 at 12:19 am #

    these are great ideas- i love the outdoor ones especially!
    cassie recommends you read..Another PIece of My Bedroom Pie: Custom Headboard (And a Little Guestroom Update)My Profile

    • Anne August 11, 2012 at 5:22 pm #

      Glad you liked them, Cassie. Outdoor activities are great for this time of year, aren’t they?

Leave a Reply

This blog uses Comment Love Premium which kindly allows you to put your keywords with your name. Use your real name and then @ your keywords (maximum of [1]) All spam - and this includes comments with links - goes straight into my spam folder and deleted. They never get looked at.