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Kid's spaces and décor projects

A collection of kid's spaces and décor projects to try at home with your family

Resene has joined forces with local designers and magazines to provide a large variety of kid's spaces and décor projects. New projects are being added in every month showcasing the latest colours, trends and decorating ideas. Each project has illustrated step by step instructions to follow.

You may also want to check out the kids's section in the decorating inspiration gallery as many of the magazine articles include some great DIY projects: Little Treasures | Littlies | OHBaby! | Your Home and Garden

Wooden spoon puppets

Wooden spoon puppets
Paint characters or even paint family and friends...

Hooked on colour

Hooked on colour
Stylist Melissa Marriott creates a cute coat rack for a kid's bedroom...

DIY rain cloud for kids

DIY rain cloud for kids
Add a little colour to a child's room with this easy to make rain cloud art...

Build and paint a roadside stand

Sharing the love
A cute roadside stand overflowing with homegrown and handmade goodness...

Make blackboard owl

Owl hands on deck!
Creating a wise owl to watch over their favourite play area...

Make a dino themed display area

Pin-up Dinos
Create a themed art display area for a kids' room...

Toilet roll bees

Toilet roll bees
Before you recycle those old toilet rolls, why not create buzzy bees with them...

Egg bees

Egg bees
Bring the magic of bees into your home with this cheerfully coloured project...

Paper plate fish
Create a school of colourful fish out of paper plates and paint...

Paper plate dinos

Paper plate dinos
Turn humble paper plates into a land of dinosaurs with a little paint...

Lego drawers

Lego drawers
Turn an old set of drawers into a Lego lover’s dream storage space...

Playing up plywood

Playing up plywood
Simple shapes can become fun kid-friendly accessories...

A motorway for boundless play

A motorway
When you love playing with cars, the world is your motorway...

Rainbow inspired pen holder

Rainbow inspired pen holder
Keep your stationery organised with this cool pen holder...

Painted book covers

School book covers
Make a DIY book cover with a watermelon pattern...

Star wall hanging

Star wall hanging
Encourage your kids to get creative with this easy star wall hanging idea...

Wallpaper zoo inspired artwork

Wallpaper animals
Create a zoo inspired wallpaper mural using leftover wallpaper...

A place for everything

A place for everything
There's a place for everything when it comes to kids' bits and pieces...

Make a kids wall flag

Make a kids wall flag
Get arty with the kids by creating this fun wall flag...

Kids day tent

Make a kids day tent
This day tent is a perfect fort for indoors or a place to retreat from the sun...

Make a glow in the dark wall

Make a glow in the dark wall
Make a glow in the dark galaxy wall – the kids will love it!...

Make a childs toybox

Make a toy box
This toy box created out of a wooden crate is a clever idea for storing toys...

Paint a teenager's bookshelf

Paint a teenager's bookshelf
Transform boring shelves into something special...

For the kids

For the kids
Three super fun project ideas for the little ones...

DIY postal tubes projects

DIY postal tubes projects
Make mini tube shelves or your own mini photo tube gallery...

Make a child's height measuring stick

Measure up
Create a personalised measuring stick to track your growth...

Join the circus

Join the circus
Create your own big top with this fun circus themed wall art...

Kids project - a canvas mat

DIY kidz - mat time
Make a cool canvas mat to brighten up your room...

How to build a toy chest

Build a toy chest
Full step-by-step instructions for building a toy chest...

Decorated storage cubes

DIY kidz - boxed set
Give a plain set of storage cubes a lift with fun flag designs...

Make a cool noticeboard and pen holders

Diy kidz - taking notice
Learn how to make a cool noticeboard and pen pots...

Diy kids - beaded lampshade

Diy kidz - beaded lampshade
Make the pretty lampshade from our winning room...

Paint a flag

Diy kidz - colourful bunting
Paint a mini mural and make your own colourful bunting...

Painted frame

Diy kidz - painted frame
Jazz up a plain picture or mirror frame with painted cut-outs...

Paint bedside cabinet

Diy kidz - bedside cabinet
Give your plain bedside cabinet a makeover using your favourite images...

Decorate a cardboard house

Decorate a cardboard house
Decorate a cardboard box house in your own unique style...

Kids toy boxes

Kids toy boxes
Breathe new life into nail boxes with the Resene KidzColour range...

Window decorations

Diy kidz - window decorations
Make your very own colourful window decorations...

Photo board

Diy kidz - photo board
Create a colourful photo board with your kids...

Name plates

Diy kidz - name plates
Create these colourful and fun name plates for your kids...

Diy kidz - marble run

Diy kidz - marble run
Make a decorative marble run with your kids...

Diy kidz - cars and puppets

Diy kidz - cars and puppets
Learn how to make a car out of a supermarket box...

Make a kid's blackboard

Kid's mini blackboard
This mini blackboard is a nice feature for the desk...

Cube style games table

Games table
Keep the kids happy and create this fun cube style games table...

Revamp an old cot

Revamp an old cot
Give an old cot a new lease of life with this easy makeover project...

Paint a dolls bed

Paint a doll's bed
Breathe new life into an old children’s toy with a fun new look...

Boys treasure box

Boys treasure box
Turn an ordinary wooden gift box into a treasure chest...

Paint a wooden stool

Paint a kids stool
Take two well-loved preschool stools and revive them...

Recycle an old school desk

Recycle an school desk
Make homework fun by transforming an old school desk...

Decorate a kids ironing board

Decorate a kids ironing board
Take a lovingly handcrafted toy ironing board, and restore it...

Make a kids stove for many hours of fun

Construct a kids stove
Convert a bedside cabinet into a kids stove for fun meals...

Update a girls height chart

Children's height chart
Updating a girl’s height chart with an on trend, unisex look...

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