Are you a DIY-er? If you are, there’s no reason not to get your kid in on the act as well with these 11 DIY Projects that Kids Can Dig their Little Hands Into! And even if you have TWO LEFT THUMBS (LIKE ME) you don’t need to be a Martha Stewartesque type to get down and dirty as a DIYer all you need is patience!
#1 Painting projects are lots of fun with kids. It’s not dangerous, you have all kinds of drop cloths and other safeguards down, and they feel they are doing real adult work, being wholly trusted. It’s creative and relaxing slapping new color on. Some few caveats for handling it better, but on the whole, a fun experience ending in home improvement.
#2 Cleaning out too-small clothes and too-juvenile toys for yard sale and donation to charity. Can’t fit in new stuff without unloading the old!
#3 Starting a compost heap. This is so great for recycling efforts. Kids learn what can be productively decomposed in a reasonable manner, and can watch how it works.
#4 Planting together. It’s just digging in the dirt! Some seeds will come up, some won’t. Kids can watch and water and weed all summer, after deciding what they want to grow — flowers, tomatoes, cucumbers, strawberries, whatever! Sprout some smiles with this DIY seed ball-making kit. Have a Ball in the Garden This DIY kit lets you make your own little botanical bombs that explode into rainbows of color when deployed in your garden. It includes organic homemade compost, native non-GMO wildflower seeds for your growing region of choice, red clay, and step-by-step instructions to form your own seed balls. A great gift for curious kids or adult guerilla gardeners, it’s a smile-sprouting, interactive way to make money-saving seed starters
And Lowe’s has some easy projects that will keep their hands off the remote control and onto something more productive. Instead of spending sunny days lounging inside, try some of these 11 DIY Projects that Kids Can Dig their Little Hands Into!
11 DIY Projects that Kids Can Dig their Little Hands Into!
#5 Construct a Teepee Hideaway
Ignite your children’s imaginations by creating this one-of-a-kind hideout using six, 8- to 12-foot poles. Pull them together at the top, fasten with twine and spread poles out in an eight-foot-diameter circle, leaving extra space between two poles for the entrance. String clothesline around the teepee to support the grid structure and plant your vine of choice. If all else fails you can snag this Pottery Barn Kids Tee Pee Cover and Frame.
#6 Personalize a Flower Pot
Personalize a flower pot with paint samples. Once dry, plant a flower and watch it grow!
#7 Tic-Tac-Toe Create a game made for the outdoors that is easy to make and store. All you need is a drop-cloth, paint sample can in your favorite color, painters tape and PVC accessories. Use the painters tape to mark off squares on the drop cloth, paint your blocks and the PVC in another color to use for your X’s and O’s. Allow each to dry and enjoy a friendly game.
#8 Limbo Build the ultimate backyard limbo game for children and adults alike. See how low you can go with PVC pipe and an assortment of colorful electrical tape. Visit Lowe’s Creative Ideas for detailed instructions.
#9 Build a Playground For days you just can’t make it to the park together, have no fear. Transform a corner of your yard with these backyard ideas into a playtime paradise for kids with quick-and-easy projects that include a toy car road, a sandbox, and more.
Build a cool tunnel for your kids’ toy cars out of PVC pipe. Lowes easy how-to instructions will walk you through it
# 10 Create a Bird Haven Join the 25 percent of Americans who consider themselves bird watchers by adding feeders and houses to your yard, porch or deck. Fill them with seed or nectar and enjoy learning about your local species as they visit your backyard. Add a dash of puppy love to your garden with this long-eared dog statue bird feeder. Holding a trough you can fill with food or water, it’s a charming way to welcome visiting birds.
#11 Plant a Vegetable Garden Make sure your children eat their veggies this year by planting and growing them together. Lowe’s has everything you need to create the perfect outdoor vegetable garden, from tomato plants and gardening hoes to planting soil and fertilizer. Growing your own vegetables is good for the environment, your health and is fun for you and your children.
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