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Craft activities for kids

10 July 2017

Looking for fun things to do in the summer with your children? These creative, fun ideas will get them outside, teach them new skills and cut down on their screen time.


Our interior designer Gen’s daughter and her friend went straight for the dirt in a box! The plastic outdoor table and stools were just the right height and easy to rinse off. The girls could bring home a plant in a pot and tend to it on rainy days, too.

A close up of a plate outline being sewn onto a table cloth and an animated gif showing an outdoor table being covered in a table cloth that looks like a play mat with roads


For table entertainment, how about a mealtime map made from metre fabric? Kids can help set the table because we stitched to show where cutlery and plates go. A fleece throw can also be cut into strips and sewn on as roads. And you can even use it as a picnic rug.


Kids love to copy grown ups, so why not make a spot for them to read and relax, just like adults? A painted house backdrop is a cosy, dedicated spot for calm time, especially with some children’s easy chairs and a greenhouse to carry books in and out.


Chalk and paint easily unlock kids’ creativity. So we made an art wall from MDF and blackboard paint where they can get inspired. A rail and containers hold supplies, so it’s all easy to take indoors when the art’s done.

We love to see our customers get creative with our products. Go for it! But please note that altering or modifying IKEA products so they can no longer be re-sold or used for their original purpose, means the IKEA commercial guarantees and your right to return the products will be lost.


Interior designer: Geneviève Jorn
Photographer: Andrea Papini/Mats Ekdahl
Writer: Marissa Frayer