Here are 10 easy and enjoyable outdoor crafts which will be a great learning as well as fun experience for your kids (and will also keep their minds off destructive ideas!)

 

1. Bird feeders

Things you will need:

Method:

  • Wash old tin cans thoroughly and let them dry.
  • Paint the cans with acrylic paints. (Let the kids come up with attractive and creative designs on their own!)
  • Tie ribbons around the cans to hang them outside.
  • Fill in grains/ water for birds and hang them outside. 

 

2. Garden rock caterpillar

Things you will need:

  • Garden rocks
  • Twigs
  • Small pebbles
  • Paints
  • Paint brushes
  • Glue?

Method: 

  • Collect rocks, small pebbles, and twigs from the garden.
  • Paint them in different patterns, designs and colours.
  • Make sure to paint eyes and a mouth on one of the rocks- which will be used as the ‘head’ of the caterpillar.
  • Paint and attach two twigs to the head. Glue all the pieces of rocks together as you like.
  • Glue the small pebbles as the feet of the caterpillar.
  • Give your caterpillar a name! ?

 

3. Spray Chalk Paintings

Things you will need:

  • Coloured chalk
  • Cornstarch
  • Water
  • Empty spray bottles

Method:

  • Crush the pieces of coloured chalks.
  • Add the crushed chalks to a mixture of water and cornstarch.
  • Pour these into empty spray bottles.
  •  Use these to create designs on old clothes, bottles, etc.

 

4. Recycled Bottle Bowling

Things you will need:

  • Old bottles (of the same size)
  • Paints
  • Tennis ball

Method: 

  • Paint all the old soda bottles in interesting colours and patterns.
  • Paint the tennis ball with any colour.
  • Arrange the bottles as in a bowling game, and start playing!

 

5. Funny face rocks!

Things you will need:

 

Method:

  • Collect small garden rocks, and paint them white. Let it dry.
  • Paint funny facial features on them.

 

6. DIY crowns 

Things you will need:

  • Twigs/ leaves/ flowers
  • Tape, scissors
  • Craft paper

Method:

  • Make a head gear with paper, according to the required size of your crown.
  • Use sticks, leaves, flowers etc. to decorate it as you like!