With summer in full swing, this is the perfect time for outdoor projects to improve homes or add extra rooms and structures.
However, the cost sometimes makes it better to do it DIY.
DIY projects are also fun because it is an excellent time to bond with family, especially on easy, kid-friendly activities.
One challenge with these projects is that people fear they can become more costly than hiring a professional, but you can ascertain the cost using construction estimation software like CostCertified.
Below are some cost and kid-friendly projects you can do with your kids this summer.
Paint is the best and most effective way to add a new face to a home or room without breaking the bank. However, painting can be challenging with a kid because they will always be around, interrupting your work.
You can avoid that hustle by including them in the painting project. It is also an excellent way to channel your child’s artistic talents.
You must ensure you have taped off and painted the edges to prevent smudged paint. You can then fill the rest of the paint in a pan and let your child get wild.
Their little hands and messy skills will help add a personal touch to the room. If you don’t want that or they mess up, you can always cover it with your final paint layer.
The most important thing is to ensure you get kid-safe paint with low to zero VOC. Your child should also have extra protective gear to avoid huge messes or them ingesting the paint.
Fence installation or maintenance
Fences help add value and aesthetic value to a home. They also help keep the pets in the compound and protect the home.
If you are installing a low wooden fence, bringing your little companion along is safe. They play with the soil and connect with nature while keeping you company. Your child can also help repair worn-out wooden pieces and paint or stain a faded fence.
Small kitchens are essential to help your kids understand responsibilities early. It could also help you identify a little chef’s passion. Allowing them to choose a design and even utensils is an excellent way to ensure they always use it.
A plant garden is an excellent way for you and your family to enjoy fresh and organic foods. Letting your child help with the garden, from installing the wood to pouring the garden mix and planting, is also an effective way to get them to like vegetables.
You can involve them in even the smallest project decisions, like choosing the materials and seeds.
Tree/ play house
Trees and playhouses are good lairs for your children to spend time in when you are busy with house chores. That is your child’s first dream home, so do not limit how much they participate.
Let your kid’s design and architectural talents run wild by letting them contribute to the materials and colors of their play or tree houses.
There is no better way to attract birds in your compound for pollination or just fun than installing a bird feeder. The project’s simplicity makes it possible to do with recycled materials or some left over from other projects.
Kids benefit from having a space for homework and crafts at home. Therefore, make it more personalized for them by including them in the process, from design. You can help them identify some designs from the internet and color.
Having organized books and other school supplies makes it easier for your kid to remain organized. It could also increase their morale to study and complete school projects.
Keeping a house with kids organized is one of the most challenging tasks because of their constant toys everywhere. You can motivate your kids to help you put them away if you build a fun toy box they helped design and construct.
If your kid is a nature lover, this is a project they will want to participate in from start to finish. It is fun participating in the construction and a fun pass time for the kids as they watch the ants turn their project into a permanent home.
While everybody loves their kids, they can be annoying when they have Lego pieces all over their dining table or floors because it becomes a cleaning and safety hazard for everyone in the house.
You can rid yourself of that inconvenience by building them a Lego table/ village.
Just like other projects, kids are more likely to spend more time playing on the Lego table if they participate in choosing the materials and colors.
Having your kids help you with DIY projects is an effective way to improve motivation in different areas. It also helps them develop skills and become more responsible faster.
Most of the above projects are easy to complete in a day or two and can use recycled materials.
Ensure you have all the safety equipment and instructions in every project, and constantly monitor your kids to avoid accidents.