Summertime means kiddos get to play outside more with their friends and burn off that extra energy. If can also mean the neighborhood kids knocking at all hours of the day to find out if your child can play. Make it easier on everyone with a DIY I can play sign!
Affiliate links may be used in this post. Ordering a product through these links may result in a commission. Read the full disclosure here.
Let the your kids' friends know when your kiddos can play or not play with this easy DIY I Can Play Sign! It will make your life so much easier this summer! Click To Tweet
I admit, that this is especially frustrating for me in the summer. My youngest still takes a nap during the day and his bedroom is right next to the front door. Given how much he fights nap time (through yawns, mind you) it is infuriating when he get woken up by kids wanting to play.
This DIY I can play sign is perfect for Jude’s upcoming summer camp when he will be gone for an entire week. Now his friends can see when he is available or not without knocking on the door.
Jude knows how frustrating this is for me and made this fun DIY I can play sign to help out.
- Unfinished Wooden Doorknob Hanger
- Yellow Acrylic Paint (This is a great set with all of the colors you need)
- Blue Acrylic Paint
- Red Acrylic Paint
- White Acrylic Paint
- (Optional) Acrylic Sealant
First take off the stickers [on your wooden door hanger].
Paint the [first side of your] wooden doorknob hanger [as pictured above].
- Allow the paint to dry before moving on.
Next, paint the words “I can play” [or “We Can Play”] over the dried paint [with white acrylic paint].
After the paint dries, paint the other side [in the same style as the opposite side].
- Again, allow your paint to dry before moving on.
Now paint the words “I can’t play” on the dry paint that is on the second side [of your wooden door knob hanger].
- Let the door hanger finish drying before moving on.
Step 6 (Optional)
After your sign has finished drying, seal it with spray acrylic sealant on both sides. Allow the sealant to dry before hanging on your door. This will help protect your DIY I can play sign from the elements.
I did this so that my friends know when I can play and when I can’t. I hope you like it.
I’m not gonna lie, this is my favorite Kids Korner by Jude project yet! This DIY I can play sign is going to make mom life a lot easier, especially during nap time for the baby. Admittedly, I would have made the words clearer but I’m banking on the idea that since Jude can easily read them, so can his friends. Only time will tell.
How do you keep kiddos (or delivery men) from waking up your little ones who still take a nap during the day? I’d love to hear your tips in the comments!
Don’t Forget to Pin It!
More Ideas You’ll Love:
- DIY Kids Artwork Frame
- Popsicle Stick Army Men Craft
- DIY Mad Scientist Hand Puppet
- 5 Ideas for an Awesome Sleepover with Boys – C’mon Get Crafty
I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.