Finding creative ways to involve young hands in decorating and crafts can be tricky. You can’t trust them with the Xacto knife yet, and their skills with a glue gun leave something to be desired. That’s why we’ve come up with some kid-tested ideas for you to bring your little pals along with you as you redo every room in your house.
1. Give your cabinets a kick! Spice up those drab and out-dated cabinets with a little EasyStripe. Stripes that overlap and slant give your kitchen or bathroom an abstract modern feel. This project from Hearts and Sharts was completed with electrical tape, but would be removable with decals.
2. Try design packs on your fridge. That plain black or white monstrosity in your kitchen is just itchin’ for some pep. Tiny hands can help you randomly place polka dots in a confetti pattern, or try our reusable Fab-Tac triangles. These can be repositioned in different patterns all over your appliances. EasyStripe can make easy removable stripes on your fridge without the leftover duct tape residue.
3. When is a door not a door? When it’s a window! Need a way to open up your space? Have your kids help you position (and reposition) our picturesque photo prints or any other Fab-Tac material product on a door. The decal dramatically opens up the space!
4. Practice fine motor skills. EasyStripe is a forgiving medium, and while not reusable, it’s easy to apply in a straight line. Budding crafters and interior decorators learn useful life skills when they learn to apply stripe decals in a straight line! Use wall, appliance, table, door, or bookcase striping as a family activity, or a bonding experience for the two of you. It also won’t leave behind any messy duct tape residue or colors, so it’s great for renters. We striped our office fridge in about 10 minutes:
5. Start a removable sticker collection. Remember those Lisa Frank sticker collections you had as a kid? Or maybe you were into the scratch n’ sniff? I collected whatever stickers I could get my hands on, especially if my teachers handed them out. Decals are perfect for awarding gold stars to your little ones! Kids can stick them anywhere: windows, walls, the bedpost, and you don’t have to worry about cleaning up a gooey mess later.
6. Scrapbookers start young. For those of you with that creative streak and the urge to document every moment: scrapbook with your kids! Sure, it’s a relaxing way to get away from them, but it’s also something you can share. Vinyl stays put on paper, but allows you to change your mind if you’re indecisive. Look no further than the EasyStripe Irregular Grab Bag for loads of inexpensive vinyl that’s perfect for page striping and many other projects.
Got any other ideas? Share them with us in the comments!