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From Habitat magazine - issue 25

From clouds to Minecraft and a cute night light, try these ideas for your kids.

Painted clouds wall design

In the clouds

Fluffy clouds skittering across the walls… and you can use them as chalkboards, too. Go to town and put one above the desk, and even as a headboard. The walls in this bedroom are in Resene Seagull and the clouds in Resene Quarter Alabaster – use Resene SpaceCote Low Sheen for a chalkboard effect. Add a sun in Resene Gorse, paint the floor in Resene Spinnaker, the desk and stool top in Resene Shakespeare and the stool base and bedside table in Resene Jelly Bean.

Minecraft magic

Who hasn’t heard of Minecraft? This building blocks computer game has captured the hearts of many kids. Theme their rooms with this cool Minecraft inspired wall; it’s easy to do in squares of Resene colour from the Resene KidzColour range: Resene Kermit, Resene Wham, Resene Lickety Split, Resene Top Secret and Resene Lucky Dip. The brown is Resene Café Royale and the top part of the wall is Resene Double Rice Cake.

Minecraft inspired wall design
Minecraft magic
Sparkly night light project
A sparkly night light

A sparkly night light

Keep the boogie man from your children’s door and their fears from flourishing with this cool night light. Get them to help you make it – it’s easy. The craft birdhouse is from Spotlight, painted in Resene So Cool metallic paint, while the wall mural, in Resene Splish Splash, is inspired by flax – simply use masking tape for straight lines and go for it; there’s no right or wrong with a design like this. We used seed lights for extra sparkle, which are just popped inside the birdhouse, or you can use an LED camp or touch light. The wall is in Resene Zappo, the cabinet is in Resene Shooting Star and the swan is from Tea Pea.

See more great children’s project ideas at

styling: Megan Harrison-Turner, Greer Clayton, Leigh Stockton
picture: Melanie Jenkins, Bryce Carleton

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