With summer in full swing, there’s no better way to get the kids outside and active than to have them make crafts from what they can find in the backyard. I remember when I was younger how I basically lived in my treehouse during the summer. The neighborhood kids would come over, and we’d play pretend and make buckets of “wildlife soup,” made from berries and leaves we found around the yard (which, of course, we didn’t actually eat). I want your kids to have an even better experience with the great outdoors. That’s why I’ve gathered for you and the kids these 12 Backyard Crafts for Kids to give you some inspiration on how to get your little ones out of the house.
Pot Decorating Crafts
Garden crafts are fun ways to get the kids outside as well as learning about nature. They also have an excuse to play around in the dirt. What child could pass up an opportunity like that? These easy painting crafts for kids will also allow them to get creative outside, and you won’t have to worry about pesky paint stains on your carpeted floors. By evening time, the kids won’t want to come back inside for dinner because of all the fun they’re having.
DIY Bird Feeder Crafts
Have the kids interact with the wildlife of your backyard by making these easy feeder crafts. This is an easy paint craft that is great for outdoors. I’ve also included some recycled crafts that will likely be materials you can find around the home. The kids can sit on the porch and watch various types of birds peck away at the treats they left out for them.
Magical Fairy Crafts
Your little girls will especially love these magical crafts. Hearing tales of fairies coming out in the middle of the night will make them want to provide tiny homes for these little backyard visitors. When I made fairy gardens as a girl, I usually made their homes at the base of a tree among the roots and leaves, but your little girls can set out on an adventure to find their own perfect spot. They’ll eagerly run out to the backyard the next morning to see if they got any visitors!
Check out more nature crafts for the kids with Made with Nature: 52 Outdoor Crafts for Kids