When you have kids, and you want to share your hobby of making a DIY IKEA hacks. You can share with your kids. Along the way, you can impart your wisdom and spend some quality times with your kids. So here are 10 Ideas IKEA hacks for children.
Pottery Barn has some adorable kids toys such as the rocking lamb, but you can create a rocking sheep for your child’s room for less by hacking Ikea’s Ekorre, a bright red rocking moose. By removing the horns of the moose to slightly change the shape of the face, giving the entire body a coat of white paint, and enhancing it with soft white artificial fur you will be able to make a sweet sheep perfect for a neutral or minimalist nursery.
Ikea’s Duktig play kitchen is a popular toy for families with young children as kids love to try to copy their parents by pretending to cook their own food. While the regular Duktig kitchen is just plain white, you can add lots of beautiful details such as a butcher block counter using contact paper, gold faucets with paint, or even lovely white subway tiles using a black marker. To further your hack, you can add under counter lights, and replace the handles to give your kitchen a modern look.
Craft a Lego play table that is on wheels so you can move it around from your child’s room to the living room with ease. By covering the top of Ikea’s Lack side table on casters with Lego base plates you son or daughter can build upon the table that is nice and low so that they can easily reach the top. Underneath there is also room for a bin to store all the extra Lego pieces to keep everything nice and organized and easy for your child to start building whatever they imagine.
Help promote your child’s love of reading by keeping a variety of books on display by using Ikea’s Bekvam spice racks on your walls which perfectly work to hold children’s books on the shelf without them falling off because of the raised edges. With just a few spice racks painted to match the room, you can easily make the perfect reading corner for nap time.
If you despise the bright primary colors typically found on children’s toys, such as on Ikea’s affordable play gym Leka, you can update it with some white and black paint to give it a more sophisticated modern look.
Instead of storing your child’s toy cars in a box, keep them where your child can easily find them by hanging several Ikea’s Grundtal magnetic knife racks on the wall and line the cars up on the magnetic strips. Not only will the cars also work as wall decor, but you can maximize storage space by using the flat knife racks instead of a large bin on the floor.
Instead of the traditional lemonade stand, set up a fun balloon stand for your child to play with outside this summer by giving a fun new look to Ikea’s Skylta children’s market stand by using long strips of colored duct tape to add stripes and accessorizing the stand with balloons on sticks to hand out children in the neighborhood.
Have endless hours of fun playing with your child as they pretend running their own bakery shop by modifying Ikea’s Kallax bookcase to be the counter and shelves for all the toy sweets such as cupcakes, cookies, and cakes that can be made out of sheets of felt. On the top of the bookcase add PVC piping to hang a vinyl shop awning and the store is ready to be used.
If your newborn does not have a bedroom of their own or one at least with a closet you can easily add some storage space to hang their tiny clothes by hanging a floating Ikea Lack shelf on the wall, and attaching a Bygel silver rail to the bottom of the shelf from which to hang hangers.
Found a slightly damaged Ikea Duktig kitchen play kitchen at a garage sale? If so you can make it look brand new and give it an extra burst of personality with a fresh coat of paint, as done by Anchors And Honey who painted the playset with salmon pink, white and gold paint and added a foam board covered in beautiful floral gift wrap to give the kitchen a beautiful pattern.