4 Reasons to Let Kids Join in with Decorating
If you’re planning to get on with some DIY over the school holidays, who says you need to get rid of the kids? Painting and decorating is a job that needs doing and is rarely dangerous – so why not use all the hands you’ve got?! You can make the home improvement project into a full family mission; let them help picking the new colours (teach them to compromise) and then let them get stuck in. Read on to see why Prior thinks it’s a great idea to make decorating a family affair.
- Family bonding time
Painting an entire room on your own can be boring, but together it can actually turn into special family time. Parents can explain to their children how to use the tools and brushes, and once the job is completed you would have built trust. It can also teach younger members of the family to appreciate their home and surroundings, and it gives a sense of achievement. Next time Gran and Grandad come around they are sure to tell them which wall they painted!
- Give them responsibility
By letting children join in with such a big and important task, you are giving them a responsibility within the household. This is important for kids to gain independence and feel that there is trust between parent and child. Plus, even though it feels like quite a big responsibility to them, what’s the worst that can happen? Mistakes can get painted over, and messy hair can be washed.
- It’s fun
Getting involved in decorating can be really fun. Kids love to get messy, and they’re bound to get messy with paint and other materials. It’s even more fun for adults, because children bring laughter and joy to even the most mundane of tasks!
- Gets the job done faster
As if all those reasons weren’t enough, here’s the best part –with more people helping out, the faster the job gets done. Rather than tackling the room on your own, with an army of little helpers you’re probably looking at half the time it would take. Plus, even if the kids aren’t too useful at the task at hand, you’ll still have loads of fun as a family.
How do you feel about introducing the children to interior design and DIY? Unleash their creative side and let them learn some new skills over the holidays!