You are your child’s best teacher. Involving them in do-it-yourself projects is a great way to teach them basic building skills while creating memories that will last a lifetime. In fact, you may turn your children into do-it-yourselfers for life or encourage them to consider a career building things. Here are some ideas to help you get started.
Build a Greenhouse
The backyard greenhouse is a project that you can easily build at home with some old lumber and some plastic sheets. You can build it in the size that best fits your yard. Then, you and your children can enjoy growing food for your dinner table in it all the time.
Lay a Brown Paper Bag Floor
A brown paper bag floor is an easy project that your children can help you complete. Just tear off pieces of brown paper bag. Glue them to the floor using a mixture of one part school glue to three parts water. Place the bags on the floor in any pattern that you desire. Then, after it dries seal with polyurethane. You and your children will love the glossy look of this inexpensive flooring that they help install.
Make Garden Stepping Stones
Gather your family together to make some garden stepping stones. Just grab an old tin, like a cake pan, and some quick-setting concrete. Use petroleum jelly to grease the tin. Then, pour in the concrete. If you desire, you and the children can embellish them with your hand or footprints or items from nature. Let dry and position in your landscaping.
Make a Table from a Piano Bench
It is incredibly easy for you and your family to make a table from a piano bench. Start by removing the hinges so that the lid and the bench are two separate pieces. Now, paint them to look great. If you desire, you can line the inside of the piano bench with contact paper. Finally, reinsert the hinges and enjoy using the table that you and your family made.
Outdoor Mason Jar Lights
You and your family can easily make outdoor lights with some old Mason jars. Simply hot glue glass gems onto the outside of the jar. Then, insert a battery-operated candle. Place where you need extra light. These are beautiful by themselves or add decorations to change them throughout the year. For example, adding a pretty bow and some small pine cones gives them a festive holiday vibe.
There are so many fun do-it-yourself projects that you and your family can complete at home. The great news is that most are very inexpensive to make. While you are building memories with your children, you will be teaching important home improvement skills while building their self-esteem.