DIY ProjectsNothing beats the joy of creating something from nothing. This is a feeling that parents would love to pass down to their children, and it’s easy to do so. All parents need is to plan fun DIY activities that kids will enjoy doing as a family project. Here are five DIY projects your kids can get in on.

World’s Greatest Mailbox

Kids associate the mailbox with letters. Thanks to this handy DIY guide, they’ll learn how easy it is to personalize the family mailbox. Once a kid puts their imprint on it, they’ll enjoy that youthful sense of wonder every time the school bus approaches their home. They’ll know that they made the first thing they see, the mailbox. Better yet, the cost of this project is minimal. All you need are some decorative supplies and an inexpensive mailbox post.

Build a Play Kitchen

Your family entertainment center became outdated with the advent of HDTVs that hang from the wall. If you have an aspiring chef and an entertainment center collecting dust, there’s an easy way to update something you’re otherwise inclined to take to the dumpster.

Your entertainment center might be the perfect size for a miniature kitchen. It also features the perfect dimensions to repurpose an unneeded item into a toy that fits easily in your child’s bedroom. The entire project takes only a day to complete. Afterward, an unused piece of furniture will become something that will give your kid countless hours of enjoyment. If the furniture is sturdy enough, they could even pass it down to their child.

Fun with Gutters

Even in an era of plentiful video games, kids still love to race stuff. By following a simple guide, you can buy something for five dollars that will give your child the satisfaction of building something fun. All you need is to buy a piece of rain gutter and a couple of bars of soap.

The joy of this DIY project is your child’s voyage of self-discovery. They’ll quickly see how parts the two of you buy in a store become something entertaining. Within minutes of setting up the gutters in the backyard, your kid will be racing soap.

Magic Ice Chalk

Kids love playing in the driveway. Hand them a piece of chalk and you’ll wind up with a pavement full of rainbows, balloons, and dragons. Thanks to a few materials, you can upgrade your child’s enjoyment while creating a chalk-like substance that’ll melt away. Building magic ice chalk is easy. Plus, on top of the DIY skills, they’ll also learn a few things about cooking ingredients and how they blend together.

Rainbow Fan

Kids love the sensation of wind blowing in their face. They can also be captivated by the motion of a fan as it oscillates. You can take advantage of their intrigue with this set of DIY instructions.  In the process, you can teach your children basic assembly skills.

As you can see, there are several great DIY projects for families. All of them are easy to do and inexpensive to boot. Plus, your children will learn how to personalize their lives.


Hey there, I’m Tiffany! I’m a work-at-home mom of two rambunctious children (Jasmine, 9 + Sean II, 5) and recently widowed at just 35 years old. I've remarried and currently live right outside of Baton Rouge in Denham Springs, Louisiana with two adoring cats and a dog. Let's connect on Twitter @fabulousmomblog.

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