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Looking for some things to do with pallets that the kids will love?
This selection of DIY projects 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
If your kids are budding readers then they are going to fall head over heels for this gorgeous reading nook by Kojo-Designs.
Decorate with some cute kids cushions and they are going to love spending even more time reading their books.
Of course if the kids are going to have a reading nook, then they will want to have somewhere to store their books.
Me and Madeline have a wonderful 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!
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.
I am absolutely loving this under bed storage by Our House Now A Home.
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.
How about making a gorgeous little cart for your kids room. They look pretty amazing don’t you agree?
Does it sound too good to be true? Well you will have to check out the tutorial over at Ana White and see for yourself.
Outdoor Pallet Projects For The Kids
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 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.
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?
Mom 4 Real will show you exactly how to whip this up before the kids get home from school.
How about turning just 1 pallet into a kids tipi. It’s a super cute idea and I’m sure the kids would spend hours in this cosy little nook.
Two Birds will show you exactly how they did it.
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 project might just become the next one to be achieved at our house!
But how awesome is this pallet kitchen by The Empowered Educator.
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.
Kids love cubby houses and this one by the Instuctables is made out of those gorgeous pallets. This is certainly not a quick project, but if you like a challenge then this 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.
This easy pallet playhouse is a simpler version of a cubby house. This design by A Happy Wanderer 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.
It doesn’t matter how old the kids are, they simply love to lounge. This pallet swing bed by The Merry Thought 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
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!
Giddy Upcycled also have 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.
Need more things to do with pallets? Check out our post on 12 pallet furniture ideas.
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