9 Clever DIY Ways for a Shady Backyard Oasis • Ideas, tutorials and some creative ways to bring shade to your backyard!

9 Clever DIY Ways for a Shady Backyard Oasis

9 Clever DIY Ways for a Shady Backyard Oasis Ideas, tutorials and some creative ways to bring shade to your backyard

yard work for kids - give them their own little garden to work in while you work…

Yard work for kids - give them their own little garden to work in while you work in the yard. Brooke wants a garden so maybe we can do this around the playhouse in the yard.

Let shadows be your child’s guide for this activity. In the morning (8 a.m.) or late afternoon (4 p.m.), place a table in a sunny spot where long shadows will be cast. Unroll paper (Easel Paper Roll, $14; alexbrands.com) along one side of the table, and arrange a variety of objects along the paper’s edge. Have your child trace the shadows with markers.

5 Solar-Powered Crafts and Activities

Shadow drawing is a simple but fun outdoor art activity for kids. "In the morning a.) or late afternoon p.), place a table in a sunny spot where long shadows will be cast. Unroll paper along one side of the table, and arrange a variety of object

Construction site outdoor small world play

Construction Site Gravel Pit

Construction site outdoor small world play. Faerie/brownie garden for boys?

Just take 3 plastic tablecloths that you can buy VERY cheap at discount stores. Just layer the tablecloths and cut strips and plait a few times and knot it.

Party DIY: take three colored plastic tablecloths, cut in strips leaving the top intact, braid top and let streamers hang down. Would look so cool as a backdrop for pictures at a holiday party or birthday!

Make your own sprinkler for this summer. Use duck tape to attach to hose and just stab holes into a 2 liter bottle. {makes so much more sense than those cheap sprinklers that break after a week's use!}

12 Water Play Activities for Kids

Homemade Sprinkler ~ Made from Recycled Materials. Simple enough for kids to make. Great DIY to do with the kids this summer! What a cool idea.

Soap Foam Sidewalk Paint - An easy recipe and fun way to color the sidewalks!

Soap Foam Sidewalk Paint

You may have noticed that we really enjoy playing with soap foam at our house! I posted two ways to play with it recently, and today I’m sharing how to turn it into sidewalk paint!

Upcycled fence for small world play @ Lyn's Family Day Care ≈≈

Upcycled fence for small world play @ Lyn's Family Day Care ≈≈ - to do with the random mdf offcuts we have.

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