DIY Daydream Dinkum Beds
Our Dozy Dinkums love a good night's sleep just as much as we do, drifting off into a dreamy reverie whilst counting little sheep. We teamed up with our imaginative friend Katherine of @cardboardfolk to create some DIY Daydream Dinkum Beds for your little ones' new Daydream Dozy Dinkum besties. Now they can sleep side by side in a cosy bed made just for them!
This DIY includes a step-by-step guide to make your own at home.
It’s craft time!
Make your very own DIY Daydream Dinkum Beds
Watch the video below for extra guidance!
To begin with download:
01Draw & Trace
Cut out the Bed Template with scissors and join the bedside piece as shown with tape. Layout the templates on the cardboard and trace them around with a pencil. The slots should be the same thickness as your cardboard, adjust them as required.
Cut around the pieces using scissors and a steel ruler as a guide along the straight edges. Be sure to protect your work surface with a cutting mat or scrap piece of cardboard.
Decorate the bed head and foot to suit your Daydream Dinkum’s personality! We used paint pens but feel free to use whatever materials you have on hand.
Attach the paper straws to the inside faces of the bedside pieces with masking tape. They should be located close to the bottom.
Slot the Bed together by attaching the Bedhead to the sides, and then to the Bed Foot.
06Fit the mattress
Measure the inside of the bed frame and cut a rectangular piece of cardboard to fit neatly inside for the ‘mattresses. Place the mattress inside so that it sits on the straws. If you want to make your bed a bit more robust, run a bead of white glue along each of the joins and also along the straws before putting the mattress in place then allow the glue to dry completely before play.
Place your Dozy Dinkum in bed for the dreamiest sleep! For extra special dream, pair with the DIY Daydream Mobile (see other blog)