In these uncertain times when children are experiencing a mixed feeling of boredom and confusion, parents can introduce them to a little DIY. Both educational, and entertaining!

Make A BirdHouse

This is the type of DIY task kids love getting stuck into, and it will help them learn all about nature in your local area. Your little helper can design and build their very own bird home with a helping hand, obviously.


Top Tip: Keep the excitement flowing by encouraging your child to monitor the birdhouse visitors. And, continue the learning by searching online for interesting facts about each wild guest.  



Painting is an essential DIY skill they’ll use for the rest of their lives. So, if an outdated room needs a spruce up, it’s the perfect opportunity to get your child involved. Teach young DIYers how to prepare a room for painting, and the importance of covering furniture.

Top Tip: Before your child begins to paint, get the area ready. Tape off areas not to be panted, and paint a border around the wall so the child can paint within. 

DIY Practice

Practice makes perfect, right? Get a large scrap of old wood, and let your children practice using a tape measure, tightening screws, and hammering nails. But, to avoid any injuries make sure your child is fully equipped with protective wear. 

Top Tip: Introduce tools one at a time, allowing them to examine and get to know the tool before starting to use. Practice holding the tool safely, talk about how to use it and how to carry it.

Turn Trash Into Treasure 

With a little dirt, you can turn any household item into a repurposed planters for your vegetables, herbs, and flowers. Your children can learn all about sustainability by repurposing their old toys, coffee cups, and tea tins. 

Top Tip: For your impatient little ones use quick-sprouting seeds such as sunflower, cress and salad seeds. 


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May 23, 2020

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