As many experienced parents are aware, most children reach the “I want to help” phase by roughly ages seven or eight. While it may seem overwhelming to allow a child to participate in activities such as house work and cooking, the child’s need and want to help should be embraced and nurtured as much as possible.
When it comes to home improvement and renovation projects, some individuals assume that little to no projects exist in which children can safely lend a hand. Contrary to this assumption, many child-friendly home improvement projects do indeed exist, particularly those involving paint.
Let’s explore some of the very best kid-friendly home improvement painting projects:
Used to create a splotchy yet attractive appearance on surfaces such as walls, wooden furniture, and trim, sponge panting is an excellent home improvement painting project for children.
When children are properly supervised and sponge painting techniques are thoroughly demonstrated, this project is typically mess-free. Sponge painting is nearly impossible to do wrong and is a very easy painting project for children of nearly any age.
Painting with Stencils
Painting with stencils is perhaps the best home improvement painting project for children because of the fact that stencils can be used for almost any painting project. Stencils allow children to personalize and add a special touch to an endless number of home improvement projects.
Not only are stencils very easy to use, but they also give children the opportunity to use their creative skills and understand the concepts and importance of patterns and symmetry.
Painting Large Surfaces with Paint Rollers
Large surfaces such as walls are best painted using rollers due to the ease of use, far-reaching abilities, and the time-saving benefits involved with use.
Painting large surfaces with paint rollers is a great project for children because it is a rather simple task which is difficult to do wrong. When properly instructed and supervised, children as young as eight or nine are generally able to participate in painting large surfaces with paint rollers without creating a sloppy appearance or a mess.
Thanks to safe and user-friendly products, creating a worn and weathered look is now easier than ever. In fact, modern crackle painting products are easy enough to use that most children are able to lend a hand in these projects.
Crackle painting can be effectively used on most any surface in which traditional painting techniques can be used, and is actually a rather fool-proof painting project for children to perform when properly instructed and supervised.