to make good use of those rainy days with the kids
Winter can be tricky when it comes to keeping the kids entertained and out of
trouble and it can be near impossible to come up with different activities for
them to do. So we’ll make it a little easier for you and give you some fun and
Head to your local Bristol Paint Specialist for further assistance in
collecting everything you’ll need.
DIY Planter Boxes
Planter boxes are a great activity that is both kind to the environment and the eyes! Give
your home or backyard a spice up with a DIY planter box. Get the kids to join
in on painting the completed box with some creative patterns, you can help them
by creating some stencils using cardboard.
You will need the following equipment;
- Timber, nails and a hammer (or a ready-made box)
- Outdoor Paint or
spray cans from your local Bristol Paint Specialists.
- Seeds or a variation of small plants
There’s no denying that kids LOVE painting. What’s not to love? Bright colours,
messy paint, the chance to use their creativity and a possible masterpiece as a
result! You won’t know if you have a Picasso on your hands until you let them loose
on a canvas! You can even stick down a stencil to create a useful painting for
your home or child’s bedroom.
It’s a good idea to make this an outdoor activity or use some old sheets on
your floor as protection.
Here’s everything you’ll need;
- A canvas (any size)
- Paint (Head to your local Bristol Paint Specialist for advice on what is best
- Utensils such as sponges, brushes, stencils or even things found around the
garden to create a unique painting
It’s important to encourage the creative minds of kids and DIY crafts are the
best way to do so! Plus, as a bonus it keeps them occupied while you get to
relax a little.