Now that spring has sprung you may find yourself spending more and more time outdoors—and why not? If the weather feels wonderful and the fresh air feels amazing, stop feeling cooped up and go play outside with your kids. You can keep them busy outdoors with these fun and innovative crafts found on Pinterest. Be sure to follow us on Pinterest for even more inspiration.
Pasta Crafts: Butterfly Decorations
Pull out your garden containers and leftover bow tie pasta to create these adorable spring-themed decorations. Although this isn’t necessarily an activity that will take your kids outdoors, it certainly evokes spring and can be stored outside. Via How Does She.
Fun Messy Games: Rainbow Bubble Snakes
Be prepared to get messy with this fun outdoor activity. These Rainbow Bubble Snakes are easy to make and transform waste around the house into a toy for the kids. To keep things eco-friendly, use dish soap recommended by the Environmental Working Group and natural dyes such as turmeric powder (yellow), chopped beets (pink) or frozen blueberries (purple). Via Housing a Forest.
Sensory Play: 1-Ingredient Slime
As gross as you may think it is, making slime for kids has its rewards. They can’t enough of this flubbery substance, which is—for some reason—irresistible. What’s great about this homemade batch is that it’s nontoxic, edible and borax-free, and only takes five minutes to make. Mix it up then go outdoors with your kid to throw it around and play with it. Via Blog Me Mom.
Bird Crafts for Kids: Citrus Cup Bird Feeder
Fill empty citrus rinds with bird seed and a little bit of peanut butter. Your kids will enjoy putting together this nifty little project, but even more they will love watching their feathered friends visit time and time again to feast from their creation. Via Mama.Papa.Bubba.
Outdoor Oasis: Backyard Teepee
Whatever the reason may be, everything is more fun when done inside a hand-built teepee or fort. Make your kids’ dreams come true by building them an outdoor oasis—a backyard teepee. A basic teepee is not difficult to make, but it does require time and effort. What’s best about this project is that your kids can color the inside or outside of the teepee, truly making it their own creation. Via Ziggity Zoom.
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