DIY projects to get your kids interested in decorating
A stunning take on a simple milk bottle and some well-placed twine. Bonus: You'll be introducing your kids to the wonder of mixing neutrals with brights.
Get the step-by-step at Remodelista!
The fun here is two-fold: There's the initial craft project, drawing on the faces and baking the plates. But then every time kids use them, it's another chance to play around with their creation (and ideally, make fruits and veggies more fun.)
Get the step-by-step at A Beautiful Mess!
DIY Cloud Rug
Help your child create a sweet and cozy rug to step on upon waking up—especially key when they're coming off of a bad dream. Note: These look best in groups so buy more faux sheepskin than you think you need.
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Floral foam is the secret weapon in these professional-looking "blooming monograms." Kids can spell out their names, favorite words, or even a sweet "Welcome" sign if they're feeling ambitious. Note: An exacto knife is needed for the first step here so make sure that part is handled by an adult!
Get the step-by-step at Urbanic Paper!
In the summer, there's just no arguing with watermelon. This tray not only will make serving it (or anything else, really) a breeze, but adds an additional element of whimsy. FYI, a drill is needed here so make sure that part is clearly no-kids-allowed.
Get the step-by-step at Oh So Beautiful Paper!
This genius project takes an activity kids already can't get enough of—hello, blowing bubbles!—and turns it into attractive, memorable, and brilliantly giftable artwork. Just add color...
Get the step-by-step at Cakies!
DIY Hanging Lanterns
Plain paper lanterns are pretty on their own. But add sweet patterns and an altogether genius basket and string and you've got dreamy hot air balloons that can be strung all over a kid's room (or even a particularly whimsical hallway).
Get the step-by-step at The Joyeful Journey!