What are some fun DIY projects in the Philippines you can do with your kids?
- Re-painting a room
- Bringing plants indoors
- Constructing a bat house
- Cleaning your drains
- Make some stepping stones
You probably have been looking for a reason to use your new power tools from the Philippines by trying some DIY projects at home, but you just can’t seem to find the right place to start. DIY projects at home can be intimidating, especially if you don’t have a lot of experience because you are busy taking care of your kids.
Believe it or not, you can actually do some home projects without the help of professionals. Using just your power tools, electrical tools, and equipment, and a little help from your family, you too can do a DIY project that can be beneficial to your home and child.
Creativity is an important part of growing and learning. Encouraging your kids to participate in bonding activities can help foster a love of creativity. Here are some fun DIY projects you can do with your kids.
Re-painting a room
Some of us probably still remember a time when we helped our parents paint a bedroom after moving to a new home. You probably made giant smiley faces and clouds and other things on the wall. It’s these small things that children tend to remember when they are young. Even just letting them do the undercoat can be loads of fun for them.
With a little supervision and direction, even your younger kids can help paint their bedroom. If you want to let their creativity run free, give your children a wall, or a portion of a wall, and let them make a mural. If you find some of your walls looking bare, make masterpieces with your kids and update your wall with some art.
Bringing plants indoors
A small window box or container is just the right size and the perfect way to introduce your kids to the basics of planting. Most kids already love to dig and play around in the dirt so this will be an easy transition for them.
Keep everyone on task and make sure you have all your power tools from the Philippines before you even start your project. Your kids will enjoy a real sense of ownership as they watch these plants and flowers grow over time.
Constructing a bat house
Did you know that a single bat can consume 500-1,000 mosquitoes in one hour? Yes, you read that right, an hour! So, if you live in an area like the Philippines that is constantly besieged by these insects during the summer, this simple DIY project might just be the perfect thing for your family to work on together.
A bat house can be a natural alternative to the electrical tools and equipment used to get rid of mosquitoes. It is also a fun way to teach your children about how ecosystems work.
The Bat Conservation International and other wildlife preservation organizations can provide you with all the plans, details, and information you will need to get you started with a single chamber bat house.
Cleaning your drains
If you’re thinking that letting your kids near a bottle of harsh and caustic chemicals and exposing them to danger is something you would not take a chance on, you are absolutely right. There are simple DIY solutions that can be made for unstopping a clogged or cleaning a slow drain that does not involve harmful chemicals.
Try out this DIY drain cleaner recipe:
- 1 cup of baking soda
- ½ cup of salt
- ¼ cream of tartar
- Mix the ingredients together in a resealable container.
- Pour ¼ cup of the mixture into the drain.
- Pur 2 cups of boiling water and let it sit for 30 minutes to 1 hour.
- Follow by flushing the drain with fresh tap water.
You can do these DIY solutions with your kids like a mini science experiment. Have your kids run the water for you and let them mix the recipe while you do the actual draining. Remember to have fun but stay safe.
Making some stepping stones
Homemade stepping stones are an easy way to improve and personalize your walkway or garden. While you can purchase kits at the store, they are usually more expensive and will often work just as well using things you can find around your house or with a quick trip to the hardware store.
Here’s a simple way to make your own stepping stones with your kids:
- A bag of cement or mortar mix
- A mold (disposable food tins, old pizza boxes, unused baking pans, and other containers)
- Decorations (marbles, shells, and even laminated pictures; be creative!)
- Mix the concrete or mortar according to instructions.
- Fill your mold and add the assorted decorations.
- Carefully extract the block from the mold once it cures.
Have your kids collect their favorite things to use for decorations. These can serve as a reminder of their childhood that will last a very long time.
No matter what kind of DIY projects you have planned, try and find a way to involve your kids. Whatever age they may be, have them help in an appropriate way.
It will give your children a sense of ownership in your home and teach them relevant life skills for the future. That, and it’s just a wonderful way to spend time together with your kids.