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General Description: Here are directions on how to set up a playroom for kids ages 1-7 yrs. Kidkraft Kitchen & other kinds of Kidkraft furniture constitute most of the items which can be used. Extra tips about additional features for adults including lighting for picture are considered.
DIY Craft Essential #1: Washi tape
DIY Craft Essential #2: Needle nose pliers
Are you setting up a playroom for your kid/s? These pointers ought to help you out to setup a playroom for the children in your house or apartment. Keep in mind that this playroom is meant for kids ages 1-7 years. Don't forget – this playroom is for your kid – not you. Choose some decor, but keep the choice of toys to your child.
Safety is the first concern. Decide how much room you're going to allocate for the playroom. Add a fence for kids to enclose the area. Make sure there won't be any edges on the fence and that the tip at the top is well rounded. It's possible to make a choice between wood or hard plastic. Depending on your choice the colors provided will vary.
If you have stairs (especially a high rounding one) make sure you have a gate for the kids. It may be expensive but have the stairs carpeted too. If you do find any sharp edges anywhere eliminate it.
Cover electrical sockets in the play area. Allow it to be as inaccessible as it can be. Plastic covers can be pried out by children. Electrical wires are risky – if you are planning to have any electrical devices such as a lamp, TV, and computers, tie the cables and use a staple gun to ensure they are stuck to the wall. If your house or apartment is not carpeted you can get rubber mats to cover the kids' floor area.
DIY Craft Essential #3: X-acto knife
DIY Craft Essential #4: Spray paint
Get enjoyable and safe furniture for your children. A popular choice is the kidkraft kitchen (girls) and pirate ships (boys). The rocking horse is a popular choice for grownups – but not always the kids. It has to be emphasized that the ones playing are the kids not you. Should your daughter want the kitchen and not the horse select the kitchen.
As adults, there are Kidkraft furniture you can choose. The table and chairs are your choice. Most suppliers already rounded these to be child safe. Simply select a color that will fit your playroom's color scheme. Tip – opt for a plain color like light brown or white. You may choose greens and warm colors too. Steer clear of multicolored furniture because it does not make for good photos.
Colorful kids furniture takes away the focus on the toys. The colorful things need to be the toys, not the furniture. Making the children's furniture simple allows you to take excellent pictures where your child and colorful toy (e.g. pirate ship) are the focus.
Cabinets and chests have to be rounded. You have the choice of wood or plastic. Try to make the colors complement the table and chairs for the children. Like the table – these furnishings are not meant to be the center of attention. The toys and decorations you store in them are the ones supposed to do the attention grabbing.
Pick furniture that isn't too heavy or high for your children. Shelves are climbable by kids – they could use it to go over the fence. Remember this in your planning. Avoid fragile things like clay pots and glass decorations.
It's your choice to select the color of walls. Keep it simple again for good picture taking. Have good lighting and figure out if there will be a TV. You may want a couch or beanbag if you are planning to be watching movies here.
Be sure everything is safe and allow your kids do the choosing of their toys. Expect your child to have 2 or more friends playing in the room too. Kidkraft has a good amount of safe toys and furniture for children.