Whether you want to set up a separate room for the kids to play and do cool projects in or you leave it up to their bedroom to serve as a multifunctional space, you’ll want this area to be not just fun and cool-looking but also practical and space-efficient. That’s where all these DIY projects we’ve gathered here today come into play.
This is a really great storage box made out of an old Ikea Pax drawer. It slides easily under the bed where it can be kept out of sight and out of the way, leaving more room to play and do all sorts of activities in. Also, the box is divided into several compartments, great for organizing everything. Check out grillo-designs to see how it was built.
These cute little buckets are perfect storage containers for all the art supplies kids use, like crayons, brushes, scissors and other such things. You can hang them on a wall or the side of the desk using hooks and you can let the kids decorate and customize them. This could be their next art project. For more details check out thecofranhome.
Here’s a project that’s both fun and educational: a world map turned into wall art. It’s something that you can do for the kids’ playroom and you could even ask them to help out so they actually feel attached to the project. The project is described in detail on cravingsomecreativity.
Appropriate furniture for the kids’ playroom is a must and you can actually build many of the pieces yourself. For example, you could make a table and a couple of small chairs to go with it. You can build these from scratch and all the details can be found on anikasdiylife.
Aren’t these book racks adorable? Yes, they’re actually hangers as you can clearly see and making them look nice is very simple. All you need is wire coat hangers, colored tape, mod podge and a paintbrush. You can use them to create an interesting display area for books in the kids’ playroom. Check out handmadecharlotte for more details.
Speaking of children’s books, another nice idea is to make a little ledge, like a wall shelf on which to store and display them. It’s another project that you can do yourself from scratch and it’s actually something that you could also add to other spaces as well, such as the kitchen or your home office. It’s all explained in detail on houseologie.
Keep the playroom clean and organized by having a good storage system in place for toys, books, art supplies and other such things. A low bookcase with cubbies would be perfect for this. It needs to be reachable by the kids so they feel comfortable using it. Check out makinghomebase for more great ideas.
Put all that beautiful artwork your child makes on display on a large cork board. You can frame it and put it up on a wall in front of the desk. The project is very simple actually. Cut out a piece of plywood or wood and glue a bunch of cork tiles on it. You can also put a frame around it or leave it as such. Find out more about the project on younghouselove.
You know those cool chairs with bookshelves built into them? You could build something like that for the kids’ playroom so they can have their own little reading nook. Make the chairs out of plywood following the tutorial from ourhousenowahome and paint them so they look more cheerful. Add comfy pillows or a seat cushion for extra comfort.
Speaking of bookshelves, wouldn’t it be cool to personalize the playroom or the kids’ bedroom with monogram shelves? It’s an idea that we got from this project on ana-white which explains how you can make a letter Z shelf. Based on this you might be able to work with other letters as well.
This DIY treasure chest featured on tidbits-cami is super cool as well. I would love to have something like this in a room even as an adult. The chest is designed to offer a practical and attractive storage solution for toys so the kids can learn to clean up after themselves and keep their playroom nice and organized.
Other items that might look nice in the kids’ playroom could include these cute fox bookends. You can make them out of wooden blocks and salt and pepper shakers with cute designs. The fox is just an example. You could even use some toys for this as well, like little soldiers, plastic dinosaurs and those sorts of things.
For storage, you could make a nice box that could fit under the bed or in the closet. This herringbone box looks chic and stylish and has those nice rope handles that suit it perfectly. You can find all sorts of uses for something like this for areas like the bedroom or the kids’ playroom.
If you have an old earth globe that is too used up to be useful anymore, you could turn it into a chalkboard globe for the kids’ playroom. All you have to do is paint the globe and possibly also the support that holds it. I wouldn’t mind having something like this in my office actually.
Something else that you could craft for the playroom is a little kid-sized bean bag chair (or several). It’s actually a lot simpler than it looks and all you need is some upholstery fabric, a large zipper and bean bag beans. Look for fabric that has funky colors or cute patterns or let the kids choose it for you.
In case you didn’t know already, you can easily repurpose a bookcase into a cozy window seat. What makes this such a great project for the kids’ playroom is the fact that you can still use this piece as a bookcase and it would be low enough for the kids to reach all the shelves. Check out ourhousenowahome to find out more about the project.
What’s a playroom without a play table, right? This is the center of all sorts of fun and educational activities and it’s also something that you can build yourself from scratch using the plans provided on jaimecostiglio. This table has two large storage bins for things like toys, books, art supplies and all sorts of other items.