Teach your Children Basic DIY Skills for Summer
A helpful blog to give you some great ideas on how to teach your children DIY skills whilst having fun.

Who says learning new skills can’t be fun for the whole family? Whether you’re a DIY enthusiast or not, our list of simple DIY activities is fun and educational. Take a look and who knows, maybe you’ll learn a few new skills along the way.

For the budding gardeners

Add an enchanting twist to the traditional gardening project and make your very own ‘Mini Magic Garden’ with the family this summer. You’ll have a magical time outdoors while teaching your kids how to make things grow.

Head over to the Good Housekeeping website to learn how, and discover more inspirational ideas. Nobody can resist a sprinkle of glitter...

For the more adventurous

For those seeking a challenge, building your own tyre swing is a great way to involve the whole family. Dig out an old tyre from the garage and you’re on your way. It’s even fun for the adults!

Check out In The Playroom for a guide on how to build one.

For the jolly sailors

Bring the seaside to your own backyard! Hunt out the family paddling pool and go sailing with mini DIY boats. Activity Village has instructions for easy to assemble boats at a low cost, using materials you probably already have around the house. You could even host a race to bring out that friendly family competitive spirit.

For the more traditional

Go bowling DIY style. All you need is an old tennis ball and recycled plastic bottles to complete the set. Excited? DIY & Crafts has a whole list of backyard games easy to make without breaking the bank. Make the most of the summer and get creative outdoors.

For the nature lovers

Do you fancy yourself as a bit of a David Attenborough? Bring out your wild side and create a recycled bird feeder out of used plastic drink bottles and milk cartons. It’s the ideal way to teach your kids amazing DIY skills while feeding our little feathery friends in the garden.

The RSBP website has plenty of fun family activities to help our wildlife and lovely to do in the sunshine. Worth exploring?

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