I love re-designing our kids playroom. Our once dining room is now the most active room in the house. Initially, I got drill happy. I attached just about everything to the walls. The room looked amazing and the kids loved playing in it. Here are some of the fun things I created for them.
I used one of the long rectangular sides of an expedit shelf to create this fun dry erase wall for the kids. I scored it in the clearance section! I originally bought it with the intention of turning it into a chalkboard wall but we're loving the dry erase too much! I'll use the smaller square portion of this shelf to create their chalkboard area. It's such a great addition to our playroom!
I'm building the kids a Pet Clinic in their playroom. I really wanted to incorporate a kennel area but didn't want to use actual dog kennels. They cost so much and weren't safe for the kids. I'm so happy with the way this came out. It's an Ikea expedit shelf with gates added to the shelf openings. Here's how I did it.
My sweet Charlotte see's her big brother's drinking with straws and wants the same thing as them. As expected, once I handed her the drink, it quickly became a terrible mess. My solution, Duct Tape! The king of inventions and an essential household/ survival tool. Yes, survival ;) It would be one of the things on my list if sent to a deserted island. That and zip ties. Now she can have her straw and I can have a clean baby/ house.
I just drew a line on the particle board to match the length of the shelf and cut from there. Super easy. Then I drilled two holes at the bottom of the shelf and directly into the slat of particle board. You want to drill first. The shelf and the particle board will crack otherwise. Finally, I screwed them together.
Just a paint job away and my window sill book cases will be complete. This was a quick DIY project sure to spruce up and organize your kids bedroom space! I used wide frame molding and L brackets to build. Total cost was $10.
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Looking for ideas on Birthday decor. This decal took 20 minutes to make. I covered it in clear contact paper so it could last several play sessions. Still need to add his jet pack but love the way it's coming out. My boys are totally into Turbo Snails right now.
Our kids just love experimenting with gravity and water. I made them these wall and deck activities with a quick stop at our local hardware store.
Here's a magnet ball and tunnel system. I picked up a sheet of metal and used base board frames to create the border. The tubes are made of clear ketchup dispensers and fastened together with electric tape. I fastened the magnets to the back and lined the tubes up in various ways to create a fun and interactive play.
I call this tunnel system tulips and tunnels. We combined the clear ketchup bottles with PVC pipes and connectors. The tunnels are attached with grey plastic electrical fasteners. The tulips are attached with velcro so the kids can pick flowers