8 Awesome Outdoor DIY Projects for Kids

8 Awesome Outdoor DIY Projects for Kids

With sum­mer in full gear, it’s get­ting harder and harder to enter­tain the kids. But before you let them park it in front of the TV or gam­ing con­sole, here are eight super fun & kid-approved DIY project ideas to keep them enter­tained out­doors, in the fresh air.

diy sandbox on casters

DIY Mod­ern Sand­box on Cast­ers
visit non­cha­lant mom for details

Build your lit­tle one the sand­box of their dreams. It’s basi­cally like a raised gar­den bed, but filled with play sand instead of soil and edi­ble plants for count­less hours of fun. The cast­ers make it easy to move and store, and you can even sew a cover to avoid bugs and friendly vis­its from the neighbor’s cat.

DIY Outdoor Reading Shade Tent for Kids

DIY Out­door Read­ing Cor­ner
visit home­dit for details 

Set up a read­ing spot in the shade for your prince or princess. You can use a shower cur­tain and its metal ring or sew your own. Sum­mer read­ing will be a walk in the park!

DIY Outdoor Shower for Kids

DIY Out­door Shower
visit sweet paul for details

Hot and sticky out­side? Set up an out­door shower for the kids in min­utes and let them play in the water. Fun guar­an­teed, no flota­tion device required!

DIY Outdoor Climbing Wall for Kids

DIY Out­door Climb­ing Wall
visit the wright fam­ily for details

If you have a “dead” out­door wall, why not let your lit­tle adven­turer climb Mount Ever­est in the back­yard? Make sure the land­ing ground is soft (or add a padded mat­tress in case of a fall).

DIY Outdoor Music Station for Kids

DIY Out­door Music Sta­tion
visit fun at home with kids for details

Cre­ate a music sta­tion for your lit­tle Beethoven using kitchen uten­sils. Now that looks like fun!

DIY Outdoor Hanging Bed for Kids

DIY Out­door Hang­ing Bed
visit mommo design for details (also pic­tured at top of post)

Your lit­tle one will demand his or her nap time if it’s in one of these awe­some hang­ing beds! A pal­let, a tree, a har­ness, and some elbow grease, and bonne nuit les petits!

DIY Backyard Tiki Toss Game for Kids

DIY Lawn Games
visit see jane blog for details

How about a DIY Tiki Toss game? This project will keep the entire fam­ily entertained!

DIY Backyard Games: Giant Checkerboard

DIY Giant Back­yard Check­ers
visit tra­di­tional home for details

And finally, another DIY project for both kids and adults alike! If you have enough space in the back­yard, cre­ate the set­ting for a seri­ous game of back­yard check­ers. Team the par­ents against the kids and let the entire fam­ily go to town!

Happy sum­mer!

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  • https://www.facebook.com/sally.m.conroy Sally Mar­cus Conroy

    That is cool!

  • Larissa ~ Prodi­gal Pieces

    Love the check­ers!! You’ll have to check out my mud bar. :o)

  • L. Olson Designs

    Wow, these are super fun! Thanks for sharing :)

  • Kim­ber

    These are great ideas! I love the idea of a sand­box on cast­ers. My lit­tle guy would love that!

  • Yvonne Greene Payne

    So cool, Ami!

  • https://www.facebook.com/roze.elizabeth1 Roze Eliz­a­beth

    Great idea — the climb­ing wall!

  • sarah@birchmoon

    Really won­der­ful ideas! Sewing a cover for the sand box, good idea! I love the climb­ing wall, and the out­door shower, and the hang­ing buck­ets, and…they are all great! have a good day! Sarah

  • https://www.facebook.com/jodie.helikerrodriguez Jodie Heliker Rodriguez

    Very cool spaces!

  • Martha Moger

    Aha! Had been look­ing for a lit­tle out­door play inspi­ra­tion. Per­fect tim­ing! Love the musi­cal wall especially.

  • Si | FrenchByDesign

    yay! i know, this musi­cal sta­tion is awe­some… wish I had seen this idea when my now teenage girls were younger. happy Diy-ing!

  • Bri­ana Nichele Mateo

    These are all so inspir­ing, these will def­i­nitely keep kids enter­tained! I may even build one for my par­ents in their back yard to keep out of the sun.

  • Bri­ana Nichele Mateo

    The sand­box on cast­ers is going to be great for any back yard, its so sim­ple to move!

  • http://www.handmadecharlotte.com/ Hand­made Charlotte

    thanks for catch­ing that :)

  • http://thatisawesome.net/ Jay Wylie

    I love some of these ideas. The out­door bed and the out­door shower are really awesome.