20 Brilliant Ikea Hacks For Kids

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    DIY Ikea Play Kitchen Hack

    DIY Ikea Play Kitchen Hack
    DIY Ikea Play Kitchen Hack. Babiekins

    Ikea's Duktig play kitchen is a popular toy for families with young children as kids love to try to copy their parents by pretending to cook their own food. While the regular Duktig kitchen is just plain white, you can add lots of beautiful details such as a butcher block counter using contact paper, gold faucets with paint, or even lovely white subway tiles using a black marker. To further your hack, you can add under counter lights, and replace the handles to give your kitchen a modern...MORE look.

    DI​Y Ikea Play Kitchen Hack from Babiekins

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  • 02 of 20

    DIY Ikea Rocking Sheep Hack

    DIY Ikea Rocking Sheep Hack
    DIY Ikea Rocking Sheep Hack. Sarah Sherman Samuel

    Pottery Barn has some adorable kids toys such as the rocking lamb, but you can create a rocking sheep for your child's room for less by hacking Ikea's Ekorre, a bright red rocking moose. By removing the horns of the moose to slightly change the shape of the face, giving the entire body a coat of white paint, and enhancing it with soft white artificial fur you will be able to make a sweet sheep perfect for a neutral or minimalist nursery. 

    DIY Ikea Rocking Sheep Hack from Sarah Sherman Samuel

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  • 03 of 20

    DIY Ikea Wall Bookcase Hack

    DIY Ikea Wall Bookcase Hack
    DIY Ikea Wall Bookcase Hack. The Sweetest Digs

    Help promote your child's love of reading by keeping a variety of books on display by using Ikea's Bekvam spice racks on your walls which perfectly work to hold children's book on the shelf without them falling off because of the raised edges. With just a few spice racks painted to match room you can easily make the perfect reading corner for nap time.

    DIY Ikea Wall Bookcase Hack from The Sweetest Digs

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  • 04 of 20

    DIY Mini Lego Play Table Ikea Hack

    DIY Mini Lego Play Table Ikea Hack
    DIY Mini Lego Play Table Ikea Hack. The Decorated Cookie.

    Craft a Lego play table that is on wheels so you can move it around from your child's room to the living room with ease. By covering the top of Ikea's Lack side table on casters with Lego base plates you son or daughter can build upon the table that is nice and low so that they can easily reach the top. Underneath there is also room for a bin to store all the extra Lego pieces to keep everything nice and organized and easy for your child to start building whatever they imagine. 

    DIY Mini...MORE Lego Play Table Ikea Hack from The Decorated Cookie

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  • 05 of 20

    DIY Magnetic Toy Cars Wall Storage Ikea Hack

    DIY Magnetic Toy Cars Wall Storage Ikea Hack
    DIY Magnetic Toy Cars Wall Storage Ikea Hack. Just A Girl And Her Blog

    Instead of storing your child's toy cars in a box, keep them where you child can easily find them by hanging several Ikea's Grundtal magnetic knife rack on the wall and line the cars up on the magnetic strips. Not only will the cars also work as wall decor, but you can maximize storage space by using the flat knife racks instead a large bin on the floor.

    DIY Magnetic Toy Cars Wall Storage Ikea Hack from Just A Girl And Her Blog

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  • 06 of 20

    DIY Infant Play Gym Ikea Hack

    DIY Infant Play Gym Ikea Hack
    DIY Infant Play Gym Ikea Hack. Kaley Ann

    If you despise the bright primary colors typically found on children's toys, such as on Ikea's affordable play gym Ieka which is multicolored you can update it with some white and black paint to give it a more sophisticated modern look.

    DIY Infant Play Gym Ikea Hack from Kaley Ann

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  • 07 of 20

    DIY Ikea Bakery Play Shop Hack

    DIY Ikea Bakery Play Shop Hack
    DIY Ikea Bakery Play Shop Hack. Damask Love

    Have endless hours of fun playing with your child as they pretend running their own bakery shop by modifying Ikea's Kallax bookcase to be the counter and shelves for all the toy sweets such as cupcakes, cookies and cakes that can be made out of sheets of felt. On the top of the bookcase add PVC piping to hang a vinyl shop awning and the store is ready to be used. 

    DIY Ikea Bakery Play Shop Hack from Damask Love

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  • 08 of 20

    DIY Ikea Balloon Stand Hack

    DIY Ikea Balloon Stand Hack
    DIY Ikea Balloon Stand Hack. Studio DIY

    Instead of the traditional lemonade stand, set up a fun balloon stand for your child to play with outside this summer by giving a fun new look to Ikea's Skylta children's market stand by using long strips of colored duct tape to add stripes and accessorizing the stand with balloons on sticks to hand out children in the neighborhood.

    DIY Ikea Balloon Stand Hack from Studio DIY

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  • 09 of 20

    DIY Floral Ikea Kitchen Play Set

    DIY Floral Ikea Kitchen Play Set
    DIY Floral Ikea Kitchen Play Set. Anchors And Honey

    Found a slightly damaged Ikea Duktig kitchen play kitchen at a garage sale? If so you can make it look brand new and give it an extra burst of personality with a fresh coat of paint, as done by Anchors And Honey who painted the play set with salmon pink, white and gold paint and added a foam board covered in beautiful floral gift wrap to give the kitchen a beautiful pattern.

    DIY Floral Ikea Kitchen Play Set from Anchors And Honey

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    DIY Nursery Wardrobe Shelf Hack

    If your newborn does not have a bedroom of their own or one at least with a close you can easily add some storage space to hang their tiny clothes by hanging a floating Ikea Lack shelf on the wall, and attaching a Bygel silver rail to the bottom of the shelf to hang hangers off of. 

    DIY Nursery Wardrobe Shelf Hack from Fresh Mommy Blog

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  • 11 of 20

    DIY Ikea Kids Table

    DIY Ikea Kids Table
    DIY Ikea Kids Table. The Sweetest Occasion

    Ikea offers a very affordable table and chair set perfect for children, perfect for your toddler to eat and play on. Learn how to customize the table set to perfectly match your kids room with this easy DIY idea.

    DIY Ikea Kids Table from The Sweetest Occasion

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  • 12 of 20

    DIY Ikea Activity Table Hack

    DIY Ikea Activity Table Hack
    DIY Ikea Activity Table Hack. Mallory Fitzsimmons

    Update Ikea's affordable Latt children's play table with white and chalkboard paint to make the perfect spot for your kid to draw or work on crafts. On the side use a wooden dowel to keep large rolls of craft paper at reach, along with metal buckets to store art essentials such as washable markers, chalk, and crayons. Once completed the activity table will help keep your child busy working on their motor skills.

    DIY Ikea Activity Table Hack from Style Your Senses

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  • 13 of 20

    DIY Mini Matching Ikea Play Kitchen

    DIY Mini Matching Ikea Play Kitchen
    DIY Mini Matching Ikea Play Kitchen. The Shaker House

    One way to help your house not look like it is being taken over with brightly colored children's toys is to make your kid's toys match with your home's decor so that they blend in. A great example is from The Shaker House who hacked Ikea's toy play kitchen, which they child played with in the kitchen to match their own kitchen. By adding on marble contact paper on the counters, stainless steel contact paper for the appliances and peel and stick tiles for the backsplash the toy...MORE kitchen perfectly matches the grown ups kitchen.

    DIY Mini Matching Ikea Play Station from The Shaker House

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    DIY Toadstool Stools Ikea Hack

    DIY Toadstool Stools Ikea Hack
    DIY Toadstool Stools Ikea Hack. Pink Stripey Socks

    These mini toadstool chairs are super cute and can be made by painting the top of Ikea's white Mammut stool with red paint to make it look like a mushroom perfect for an enchanted forest or Super Mario themed bedroom. 

    DIY Toadstool Stools Ikea Hack from Pink Stripey Socks

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    DIY Chalkboard Easel Hack

    DIY Chalkboard Easel Hack
    DIY Chalkboard Easel Hack. Shrimp Salad Circus

    Add some color to Ikea's Mala easel by painting it with glossy paint in your favorite color and adding the alphabet across the top and bottom to make the perfect spot for your child to draw on in your home.

    DIY Chalkboard Easel Hack from Shrimp Salad Circus

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    DIY Colorful Toy Storage Basket Hack

    DIY Colorful Toy Storage Basket Hack
    DIY Colorful Toy Storage Basket Hack. Tell Love And Party

    Take several of Ikea's storage baskets which are perfect for storing small toys in and make the baskets look more appealing to children by painting them with acrylic paint in a variety of colors and attaching pom poms on the side using yarn in the same shades of the paint. Once done the colorful baskets can be stored on low bookcase so the child can easily access their sorted small toys.

    DIY Colorful Toy Storage Basket Hack from Tell Love And Party

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    DIY Window Seat Ikea Hack

    DIY Window Seat Ikea Hack
    DIY Window Seat Ikea Hack. How Joyful

    You can easily add a window seat in your child's room that will be the perfect place for story time, and within the bookcase you can add storage bins to hold all your son or daughters toys. By adding short legs to Ikea's Kallax bookcase, along with a cushion along the top and some storage bins you can make a lovely window seat this weekend.

    DIY Window Seat Ikea Hack from How Joyful

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    DIY Donut Ikea Stools Hack

    DIY Donut Ikea Stools Hack
    DIY Donut Ikea Stools Hack. Studio DIY

    These DIY donut stools are a super fun way to add seating to a playroom or child's bedroom. Over the top of one of Ikea's white round stools you can quickly make it look like a donut by cutting out colored vinyl using your Cricut and sticking the vinyl donut shape on top of the stool. If you use removable vinyl these donut stools could be the perfect way to temporarily decorate for a child's birthday party.

    DIY Donut Ikea Stools Hack from Studio DIY

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    DIY Childrens Grocery Store Ikea Hack

    DIY Childrens Grocery Store Ikea Hack
    DIY Childrens Grocery Store Ikea Hack. So You Think You're Crafty

    By using Ikea's popular Kallax bookcase as the counter and shelves you can hack a regular bookcase into a play grocery store by adding PVC piping overtop to hand fabric from to be the roof of the store. Then it is simply a matter of having your child stock the shelves with their toy food and they are ready to run their grocery store.

    DIY Children's Grocery Store Ikea Hack from So You Think You're Crafty

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    DIY Chic Ikea Play Kitchen Hack

    DIY Chic Ikea Play Kitchen Hack
    DIY Chic Ikea Play Kitchen Hack. Jenny Collier

    Make a mini dream kitchen perfect for your child by updating Ikea's play kitchen with marble contact paper for the counters, hand drawn subway tiles, and gold paint for the faucets and handles.

    DIY Chic Ikea Play Kitchen Hack from Jenny Collier