DIY with the kids

Creativity has no age limit, and there are no minds more excited to explore colour than children’s. If you’re looking for a project you and your little ones can enjoy together, British Paints has you covered. No need to worry if you’re a first-time painter yourself; we’ll walk you through every step of the process.


With a careful process and a little patience, anything is possible. But, remember, safety always comes first — for you and the children.

Now, let’s pick a project. We’ve fallen in love quite completely with the Swing Slide Climb Hut Cubby House. It’s stylish, fun, affordable and, most importantly, comes ready-made at Bunnings.


A cubby like this is perfect for the garden, so let’s begin with one coat of British Paints PREP 4 in 1 Water Based. As a sealer, primer, undercoat and stain blocker, your cubby will be prepped for the messiest of children. If you’d like your project to sit indoors, pick a paint from our Clean & Protect range instead.


Now, the fun stuff. It’s time to pick your colours. Well, perhaps it’s time for the littles ones to do the picking. Every creative choice is the right one, but you might begin by picking a primary house colour, and a secondary accent colour.

You’ll need to pick your colours in British Paints 4 Seasons Gloss. Carefully formulated to defend against sun, rain, wind and mould, it’s the perfect paint for your cubby. Pick up sample pots of your secondary colours, to save on materials and money. 

Perhaps the kids might like a few flourishes, like house numbers or a mailbox. Give any little add-ons a fresh coat of British Paints SprayEasy.

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After a weekend or two, your children will have a wonderful new cubby to play with. Of course, nothing will ever top the feeling of having painted it themselves. With a little help from their parents, of course.


Looking for more DIY projects? Well, you’re sure to find something you’ll love here.

All products listed can be found at any Bunnings nationwide.

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Price correct as at Tue 07 May 2019 1:48:09pm.