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Colourful kid’s play

23 Aug 2018

Teach your kids the joys of colour and DIY with these three gorgeous projects by Kiwi Families’ Alayna Flighty, including quirky bird feeders and a rainbow-coloured driftwood mirror.

Drift away

Spring is just around the corner, and you know what that means – plenty of beach walks as the weather warms up. While you’re there, get the kids to gather driftwood and help them create this bright and colourful mirror.

You will need:

See all the step by step instructions here.

For the birds

Give birds a colourful place to grab a snack with these quick and easy-to-make bird feeders.

You will need:

  • Cheap decking timber offcuts
  • Assorted Resene testpot paint colours
  • Small paint brushes
  • A saw for cutting the timber
  • Small timber nails, 1 large nail, an eye-hook screw and a hammer
  • Good quality water-resistant timber glue

See all the step by step instructions here.

Kid’s kitchen

This old bedside table was turned into a play kitchen, perfect for a wee chef in the making. Here’s how to create your own.

You will need:

  • An old bedside drawer
  • Resene Waterborne Smooth Surface Sealer and Resene testpots
  • Small bowl (for the sink)
  • Small silver drawer handles (2 round ones for the cooking knobs, and 2 rectangle ones for the oven handles)
  • Painters tape
  • Small sheet of plywood, or MDF (for the splashback and shelf)
  • 4 hinges
  • 2 drawer magnets
  • Tap fittings
  • Pencil
  • 2 large brackets (we found some faux ornate cast iron ones)
  • Screws
  • Timber glue
  • Hooks
  • Nails

See all the step by step instructions here.

These projects were created by Alayna Flighty for Kiwi Families. See here for more fun craft ideas.