Most children have the attention span of a fruit fly.  So it only makes sense that they would get somewhat bored with their surroundings from time to time.  We have found some great kid-friendly DIY ideas to help you create some new interest in an old bedroom or playroom and get some extended use out of your Christmas lights.

Lights are usually fascinating for children, especially small children.  You can spice up your string lights using simple ping pong balls.  Simply cut a small ‘x’ in the ping pong ball and slip over top of each light bulb.  The child can change the color of light bulbs as they get older to suit their likes.

Most children (and some adults) are fascinated by stars.  Although the stars are not always visible outside, you can make them appear in your child’s room!  Simply drill holes in an old coffee can and paint the can to match the room.  Once the paint dries, turn the can upside down and slide some string lights under the can.  The painted can adds a conversation piece to the room in addition to giving the illusion of stars when the room is dark.  For this reason, the new creation can double as a night light. 

Let your children participate in the projects as much as possible.  Obviously don’t allow them to use the drill or knives unsupervised, but they can place the ping pong balls over the lights, or help paint the old coffee container.  Small, simple projects can create eye-opening changes for your little ones. Change up their environment occasionally with small projects like these and it will encourage your children’s creativity in the process. 

Have you done projects with your children using some of our products?  We would love to share them with our other customers.  Send us pictures and explanations at [email protected]