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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 / 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.

Skip the Tire Swing / Via Design Love Fest

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....

No Pool? No Problem / 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 / 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 / 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 / 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....

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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