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Awesome selection of things to do with pallets that the kids will love.
This selection of DIY pallet projects for kids are for both the garden and in the home. But one thing is for sure, that they will all add beautiful décor to your home.
12 awesome ideas that you will have fun making and the kids will have fun playing with.
When it comes to DIY, pallet projects are simply one of the best. There are so many things to do with pallets that it can be hard to know where to start.
There is an amazing amount of easy pallet furniture that can be made, but today we are focusing just on the kids.
These are all pallet projects for kids, but when I say “for the kids”, I don’t necessarily mean for the kids to make.
Whilst I have tried to round up some easy projects, they are not easy enough for kids to make themselves. Not unless you have a DIY whizz kid that is.
But there is no reason why the kids can’t help with the projects and have some fun with you in the process. It is the best way for them to learn after all.
If you don’t have any pallets easy to hand, you seriously want to go and get your hands on some, because these unique pallet ideas are just so good that you might not want to stop at just one.
Things To Do With Pallets Indoors
1. Kids Pallet Reading Nook
If your kids are budding readers then they are going to fall head over heels for this gorgeous pallet reading nook.
It is made out of just 2 pallets and 3 rolling casters. You will also need a wood sander and some nails.
Decorate with some cute kids cushions and they are going to love spending even more time reading their books.
2. Pallet Bookshelf
Source: Me and Madeline
Of course if the kids are going to have a reading nook, then they will want to have somewhere to store their books.
This is a wonderful pallet bookshelf tutorial that will enable you to really complete that cosy reading nook.
I bet the kids won’t let you store your books on it though!
3. Pallet Under Bed Storage
Source: Our House Now A Home
When you have kids, you can never have enough storage space. It doesn’t seem to matter how much you have, you always need more. Well, that is certainly the case in my house. Therefore, if you are looking for some things to do with pallets that is also ultra constructive, then this project is for you.
I am absolutely loving this under bed storage.
Not only does this pallet storage look amazing, but it would be super sturdy and you know that the toys are going to be stored beautifully in it.
4. Vintage Crete Carts
Source: Ana White
How about making a gorgeous little vintage cart for your kids room. They look pretty amazing don’t you agree?
Other than the pallets you will need two sets of 1 5/8″ caster wheels, 2″ wood screws, 2″ finish nails and wood glue.
Check out the easy to follow tutorial to make it for yourself.
Outdoor Pallet Projects For The Kids
5. Lemonade Stand For Kids
Source: See Vanessa Craft
Ok, so I know I am not the only mom that is lusting after this Lemonade stand for my kids.
There are not many kids toys that I like looking at, but I could totally cope with having this lemonade stand in my garden. Isn’t it just simply adorable?
I can imagine the kids having hours of fun with this and their imaginations can run wild. Plus, if they want to serve me some nice cold lemonade on a hot sunny day, I’m totally good with that too.
To get that lush look, you will need some white exterior paint and some green spray paint.
6. Pallet Puppet Theater
Source: Mom 4 Real
Ok, I know the decision is getting hard now, but did you know you can make this amazing pallet puppet theater with only two pallets?
Kids can do a show, then serve everyone with refreshments from the lemonade stand at the interval. Does summer entertaining get much better than this?
Grab yourself some kids curtains and some hand puppets and get ready to start the show.
7. Pallet Tipi
Source: Two Birds
How about turning just 1 pallet into a kids pallet tipi.
It’s a super cute idea and I’m sure the kids would spend hours in this cosy little nook.
8. Children’s Pallet Kitchen
Source: The Empowered Educator
I just love mud kitchen’s for creative play for kids. I don’t have one for my kids, but I know that they would love one. This children’s pallet kitchen project might just become the next one to be achieved at our house!
But how awesome is this pallet kitchen.
With just a couple of pallets and a kitchen sink, this could be the best thing you have ever made for your kids, and it will entertain them for hours.
9. Pallet Cubby House
Kids love cubby houses and this one is made out of those gorgeous pallets.
This is certainly not a quick project, but if you like a challenge then this pallet cubby house could be just the one for you.
Kids of all ages love to play in a cubby, so it will be time well spent, and a great use of those pallets.
Paint or varnish it any color you like and it is going to look super cute in your backyard.
10. Easy Pallet Playhouse
Source: A Happy Wanderer
This easy pallet playhouse is a simpler version of a cubby house.
This design ticks all the box’s in terms of being fun for the kids but functional for us adults to make.
It doesn’t have all the bells and whistles of a cubby house, but I don’t think you will find too many kids complaining about it.
11. Pallet Swing Bed
Source: The Merry Thought
It doesn’t matter how old the kids are, they simply love to lounge.
This pallet swing bed would be perfect for a 5 or 15 year old.
Covered in their own personal style cushions, it will be hard to get them off it.
I think us parent’s might be fighting the kids on this one too!
12. Pallet Sandpit
Source: Giddy Upcycled
Finally, I couldn’t complete this post without including a sandpit made from upcycled pallets.
All kids love playing in sandpits, and if you would love to have one in your garden, this one is a great choice.
It’s all self contained to keep all the debris out, and when open it creates 2 seating areas. It’s the most adorable sandpit I have seen!
There is a PDF tutorial that you can download and print to make it even easier when you are constructing it.
The tutorial is very detailed, so grab those pallets and your power saw and get to work!
With the amount of things to do with pallets, it can be difficult to know where to begin.
I hope that these pallet projects for kids have given you a good place to start and will start getting those DIY skills into action.
If you need some information on how to use pallets safely, I recommend this great guide here.
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Really fun stuff here ❤️ It and plan on trying a few of these ideas! Thank you
Catherine Holt says
Thanks Andrea, I hope the projects turn out well for you 🙂
Catherine Holt says
Fantastic, that’s great to hear Andrea. Do you have a project you would like to try first?