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10 Ways To Turn Your Backyard Into Kid Heaven

Spending time outside is one of the best parts of being a kid. Make the most of it with these innovative outdoor DIYs.

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Create a Dreamy Play Space

Making a homemade tent like this ruffled teepee is just one DIY way for little ones to enjoy the outdoors. Plus, sun protection has never looked quite this fabulous.
allfreekidscrafts.com / Via Sewing in No-Man's Land

Making a homemade tent like this ruffled teepee is just one DIY way for little ones to enjoy the outdoors. Plus, sun protection has never looked quite this fabulous.

To really wow the kiddos, try your hand at constructing an Outdoor Reading Nook. Warning: excessive daydreaming may occur inside this enchanting space.
Via Vintage Revivals

To really wow the kiddos, try your hand at constructing an Outdoor Reading Nook. Warning: excessive daydreaming may occur inside this enchanting space.

If you're not much of a carpenter, don't fret! You can still make a creative space for your little ones without breaking out the tools. Grab some cardboard and make an outdoor art studio.
allfreekidscrafts.com / Via Blog Me Mom

If you're not much of a carpenter, don't fret! You can still make a creative space for your little ones without breaking out the tools. Grab some cardboard and make an outdoor art studio.

Skip the Tire Swing

Kids love swings, but you might not love looking at a tire hanging from your trees. Luckily, you can make a simple swing like the one shown above, or....
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Kids love swings, but you might not love looking at a tire hanging from your trees. Luckily, you can make a simple swing like the one shown above, or....

...you can go for the totally unexpected and make a swing out of a child-sized trampoline!
allfreekidscrafts.com / Via Twins at Play

...you can go for the totally unexpected and make a swing out of a child-sized trampoline!

No Pool? No Problem

This giant outdoor waterbed is the perfect way to stay cool, have some aquatic fun, and amaze your entire neighborhood with your genius idea. Find out how it's made here.
allfreekidscrafts.com / Via Utah County Mom

This giant outdoor waterbed is the perfect way to stay cool, have some aquatic fun, and amaze your entire neighborhood with your genius idea. Find out how it's made here.

Up Your Sanbox Game

The sandbox is very underrated when it comes to backyard DIYs. Whether you want to build your own or simply update the one you already have, adding some charm is always a good idea.
wraysist3rs.blogspot.com / Via Better Together

The sandbox is very underrated when it comes to backyard DIYs. Whether you want to build your own or simply update the one you already have, adding some charm is always a good idea.

Make a DIY Drive-in Theater

Who says you can't bring a little technology into the great outdoors? Making a drive-in theater is a super thrifty way for kids to switch up their movie routine and spend time outside all in one DIY project.
allfreekidscrafts.com / Via Five Little Chefs

Who says you can't bring a little technology into the great outdoors? Making a drive-in theater is a super thrifty way for kids to switch up their movie routine and spend time outside all in one DIY project.

Light Up the Night

Outdoor playtime isn't restricted to the daylight hours. Creating DIY lanterns will make your backyard look like a magical world. You can use cans to make homemade lanterns, or....
allfreekidscrafts.com / Via MamaScout

Outdoor playtime isn't restricted to the daylight hours. Creating DIY lanterns will make your backyard look like a magical world. You can use cans to make homemade lanterns, or....

...you can print this template to make precious paper lanterns (using LED lights of course!).
allfreekidscrafts.com / Via Willowday

...you can print this template to make precious paper lanterns (using LED lights of course!).

Need more ideas for fun? Don't waste a day of sunshine; check out our list of 25 Outdoor Activities to Do with Kids and go explore the great outdoors! Or, you know, your backyard.

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