Spark your kids’ imaginations with this simple D.I.Y. project to personalise a cubby house. With a natural timber Climb Hut Cubby House as your blank canvas, you can create a whole range of scenarios to encourage creative play with your kids.
We’ve chosen to create a fun farm-to-table shop with this project, but you can easily adapt it based on your kids’ interests and ideas.
Start by assembling your cubby house. It comes as a flat pack, so break out your drill and put it all together.
Your cubby house could be a café, veterinary clinic, family home, Santa’s workshop, or the International Space Station. The sky really is the limit. Once you and the kids have chosen your cubby’s theme , it’s time to let paint bring it to life. Start with a base coat: a white base will keep the interior light, bright and airy, while a darker base paint will mean less frequent cleaning.
It’s always a good idea to add a pop of colour, especially if your base is white. We’ve chosen sunshine yellow as our accent colour, which is perfect for a country market-themed shop.
Apply two coats of paint (both the base and accents), leaving to dry in between.
No cubby is complete without a sign! Use a saw to add a pre-cut piece of blackboard the front of the cubby house.
Mark and measure out the middle of the cubby house before securing the sign to the cubby.
Next, add your cubby house’s name to the blackboard with a piece of chalk.
The final touch is to decorate your cubby house. We’ve chosen to add some foliage, a bell, an awning and small baskets filled with veggies for a market vibe.