Classes are canceled. Work is suspended. Malls are closed. Everyone is asked to stay at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic. If you’re thinking of how to get everyone in your household active and less focused on worrying, take this time to engage the kids and entire family in different DIY home projects. Or if you’ve just finally settled in after moving to a new state with the help of crosstown movers, now is the perfect time to arrange your new home with help from the rest of the family.
Kids can easily get bored, so staying at home for a long time can be burdensome for them. To keep them busy while on house arrest, try these fun home decor projects the family can work on.
Yes, it’s possible to mesh your kid’s creative output with your home’s design without having to give up on grown-up style. Spearhead the launch of kid-friendly design decor that you can display anywhere in your house and beyond your refrigerator door.
You can start with scrapbook paper. Crafters and interior designers said that scrapbook papers are awesome materials to make DIY home decors. You can make coasters with the use of scrapbook papers, mod podge, and some tiles.
You can also use your old boxes. If you have little kids at home, these boxes can help you with organizing your various possessions. Most of the time, bookshelves and kids are a messy combination. If you want to encourage your kids to be more organized, you can ask them to put away their toys and things into categorized boxes, but otherwise however they want. You can even assign each one of them with their own box. You can also have them work on decorating each box to their liking so they have more attachment to the boxes, and the function they serve. Since they decorated it, they’ll have more attachment and a sense of ownership over these boxes.
You can also try starting a wall decor project. Again, all you need are scrapbook paper, styrofoam, and glue. It doesn’t matter if your kids are in their teenage, primary, or collegiate years, they can create something wonderful out of these materials. You can use the styrofoam as the foundation of each wall decor. Color and design each piece of scrapbook paper before you stick the finished design on your styrofoam. Once done, you can line up all the finished products and make one big art frame.
If you have old picture frames, you can upcycle them and convert them into art pieces with a neverending assortment of patterns and colors. You can even frame the designs you made with the scrapbook paper and put them up in different rooms in your house. You can also hang these unique and personalized art pieces over your guest bed, up your staircase, in your hallway, or above your sofa.
If you want to challenge the creativity of your kids, you can ask them to join you in painting parts of your house with magnetic chalkboard paint. Kids love to color, so this is a great way to support their creativity. You can paint your pantry door, feature wall, or even the entire room. A clean, sleek black wall will give you an endless visual interest, and so can a plain black wall full of chalk art and drawings. If your kids love magnets, they can put up all their cool magnets on your new wall making a whole new backdraft for your house.
Keeping your kids safe during this most trying time is important, and so is keeping them mentally and creatively healthy. While they’re at home, awaken their creativity with these simple yet fun DIY home decor projects.