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4 Creative Ideas for the Summer Holidays

Keep the kids entertained over the school holidays with these fun projects.

They’re coming. Yep, the school holidays are almost here.

And with all that free time comes a lot of pressure to fill your little sprouts' free time up with activities. The solution? Keep them entertained with fun and creative DIY projects you can do together and will help them put their own stamp on their spaces.

So, gather the kids together and get crafty.


1. Roll Up, Roll Up!

Difficulty: Ambitious but worth it!

Time: A weekend

A fun way to inject colour and encourage play in your kid’s room is with a big and bold circus themed bedroom. Once you’ve set the backdrop with this striking ceiling effect, let the show commence with circus-themed toys, games and bunting galore. Head over to the Circus Themed Bedroom page for a step-by-step guide. And the best bit? Once it’s all done they’ll have a brand new bedroom to show off when term starts.



2. Perfectly Potty

Difficulty: Easy peasy

Time: A few hours

These cute flower pots will brighten up any room, or garden, this summer. Well, they can be cute, or they can be whatever the kids want them to be. Simply paint the pots in your favourite colour and animate them with a hilarious facial expression (or Harry Potter scar, Batman mask, you get the picture). Good to Know have the very easy step-by-step guide so you can recreate the look at home.


3. Head in the Clouds

Difficulty: Easy peasy

Time: One day

Spruce up your kids bedtime with a dream-ready cloud-shaped headboard painted on the wall. We love the colours used in this example by Home My Design (use Lost Lake and Berry Smoothie for a similar scheme). If you’re looking for even more added fairytale in their bedrooms, make it a full transformation with this Storybook themed bedroom. That should make bedtime a breeze.


4. Home Sweet Home

Difficulty: Not too tricky

Time: 1 day

Get their imagination going with this fun addition to any kid’s bedroom – a colourful playhouse. This patterned house by Marie Claire Idees is one of our favourites. Have some spare wallpaper laying around? This is the perfect use for it! Paint the finishing touches such as a chimney and smoke to complete the house. And then it’s all about the accessories, add a mini desk, blackboards and plenty of art supplies for it to be the ultimate creative space.

Looking for even more inspiration? There’s plenty of ideas for your little ones bedrooms on the Dulux Kids page.


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