Entertaining kids is never easy, but most of us would prefer if our youngsters were busy playing outside or tackling a craft project rather than being glued to a screen.
Fortunately, Bunnings Workshop community members have provided plenty of inspiration for great projects to build that can keep children happy and entertained for countless hours. Better still, the projects might also help develop a life-long love of D.I.Y.
Here’s the top 10 most popular kids projects on Workshop by pageviews:
Marty constructed the cubby using pallet wood without plans
Pallet maestro Marty decided to build this fantastic cubby from pallet wood “on a whim” one weekend. He built it without plans and like another fantastic D.I.Y. cubby house creation from woodalwaysworks shared in the same discussion, it is an "open project" changing over time as the kids grow older.
You can just imagine how excited Pete’s kids must have been when they received this gorgeous bespoke cubby house for Christmas. It features tongue-and-groove cladding, a custom picket fence and even a planter box.
Inspired by Marty's project as well as other projects by Bunnings Workshop community members, Tara created her own unique two-storey creation. Materials included timber posts from Bunnings, recycled pallet timber, Merbau decking boards, telescope, steering wheel and slide.
Adding to an existing cubby, this popular project added a rectangular sandpit as well as a chalkboard for artistic creations. We love the use of Pine posts painted colourfully and arranged creatively. Creator Rylie has generously shared advice for how to replicate the projects.
Noah built this beautiful mud kitchen as a present for his cousin using Pine and fence palings. He added a benchtop, sink, hooks, chalkboard menu and name tag to make the play area even more fun and personalised.
Mick build this brilliant kids play table with a chalkboard top and tub storage to organise craft materials and toys.
How to build a cubby house
Our resident Bunnings D.I.Y. expert Mitchell has put together a step-by-step guide to building a terrific cubby using recycled timber pallets. It has an additional shop and can be built over a few weekends for minimal cost. Follow the guideHow to build a pallet cubby.