Outdoor Summer Crafts

Outdoor Summer Crafts

Enjoy the weather outdoors by gathering the kids, and the entire family, for some quality craft time.

Family-Friendly Outdoor Crafts

Windy Day Play – DIY Wind Chime

Here is a great way to spruce up your backyard while recycling tin cans and beating the boredom blues. 

Although adult help is necessary for assembly, kids will love painting and decorating each can. You could even pick a theme to decorate the entire wind chime around, and it could almost tell a story in itself once completed!

*Source: http://www.agirlandagluegun.com/2013/06/wind-chime.html

Bird’s Eye View – DIY Bird Feeders

Dress up your outdoor spaces by building a bird village with these DIY feeders! 

Plus, you can make bird watching an outdoor activity for kids to log all the comings and goings, or observe them from the comfort of your home depending on where you hang them.

*Source: http://www.momendeavors.com/2012/03/diy-bird-feeders.html

Outdoor Crafts for Kids

Yard Art – Paint a Masterpiece on the Lawn

Pick a pretty day and grab an old bed sheet to make art on the lawn. This art project is great for a group of kids or just one and lets them have fun painting whatever their heart desires.

Plus, clean-up is a breeze, since they’re already outside. Grab the hose to wash the paint off them when they are finished with their masterpiece.

*Source: http://www.callmemamaleisha.com/2011/07/art-on-lawn.html

Ice-cavating

Gather a handful of small plastic toys (fast food toys are perfect), toss them into a plastic container and fill with water to cover the toys completely. Place in the freezer until it’s frozen solid. When it’s ready, take the ice block outside and lay it in the grass.

Set out some excavating tools like spoons, a magnifying glass and a bucket of water for pouring. Encourage them to experiment with different ways to melt the ice and free their toys.

*Source: https://premeditatedleftovers.com/naturally-frugal-mom/ice-cavating-summer-fun-ice-blocks/

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