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Today we’re sharing lots of cool ways to take creativity outside with over 40 outdoor activities and crafts for kids.
You might also like these DIY toy ideas.
When you say the word ‘craft’, it makes most people think of quiet time spent indoors — but it doesn’t have to be!
There are lots of ways to get arty, crafty, messy, and playful at home in your backyard. Here are some favourites from our own archives as well as bloggers around the world.
Over 40 outdoor activities and crafts for kids
Get arty outside! Sometimes this really is the best place for messy paint activities. It’s way easier to clean up (using the garden hose), and you don’t get stains on floors and furniture.
Dying fabric or paper towel is a fun process for kids to experiment with — always best done outdoors.
If you have a science or STEM-loving kid, there are lots of ways to incorporate that into outdoor play too
What kid doesn’t love sand play? Here are some ideas to get even more creative with it.
Messy play is a favourite for lots of kids — but not always for parents! Taking it outside is a good way to compromise.
Use the flowers and leaves in your backyard in arty or crafty projects …
Here are some more ideas incorporating nature
Here are some fun ideas to get kids gardening …
We love making DIY toys! Here are some fun ways to craft and play outdoors
Which idea are you going to try this weekend?