Projects to Spruce Up Your Home and Keep the Kids Occupied

With so many children homeschooling these days thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, things can get a little crazy around the house. When kids get bored, they often find things to do – many of which land them in trouble. 

To keep the kids occupied and improve the look of your home inside and out, try one or two of these home projects you can do as a family. 

1. Build a Raised Flower Bed

Building a raised flower bed not only enables you to grow fresh herbs, veggies, or flowers, but it also gives you an opportunity to teach kids at the same time. From measuring the materials to interesting botany facts, it’s a great way for kids to learn and boost their overall wellbeing at the same time. 

All you need for this project is some lumber, nails, and a drill. Once built, the kids can fill and plant the garden themselves. 

2. Give the Mailbox a Facelift

If your mailbox is of the old, boring variety, give it a facelift, which will surely give your mail person something to smile about. This project is easy and fun to do, especially if your kids are old enough to responsibly wear a face mask while using a can of spray paint. Depending on the age of your children, you may want to do the sanding step yourself, especially if you’re using a power sander. 

3. Build a Birdhouse

Building a birdhouse together is a rite of passage for many parents and kids. You can buy a pre-cut birdhouse kit online or you can opt to follow a pattern and cut the pieces yourself. Depending on the age of your children, they can help you nail or glue the pieces together and then decorate it, too. 

Once you’ve got your birdhouse together, the whole family can enjoy watching birds come and go from their new home in your backyard. 

4. Stencil a Tile Floor

This project is a little more labor and time-intensive but allowing your kids to help will make it go much faster. Start by cleaning your floor thoroughly. Use painter’s tape to tape off any areas you don’t want to be painted. Using fine-grit sandpaper, sand the surface of the floor to make it accept paint better. Lay down a coat or two of a base color, and once dry, use a stencil to paint your design. Once everything is dry, seal the floor to keep the paint from scratching. 

5. Replace Drawer and Cabinet Pulls

It’s surprising just how much of an impact switching out your old drawer and cabinet pulls can make. This project is great for little ones as they can help hold the hardware as you work as well as keep all the pieces organized while the project is underway. 

The COVID-19 pandemic may have us all staying home a lot more these days, but there’s no reason for anyone to be bored with these easy and fun home projects to do as a family.