DIY Backyard Ideas for Kids
Trying to get your kids to go outside more often? A place to play without caring about safety problems for your kids? The backyard is the easiest destination for you. DIY backyard ideas for kids is not only showing your kids what a little creativity can accomplish, but also can provide the most convenient and safe playground for them to play.
A Few Ideas to Try
Here are some backyard ideas for kids that are easy and affordable build. Not only will they provide your a family project to finish, but also teaching your kids to work together learn to build something.
Used tires are a cheap and durable choice for backyards and play grounds. Tires can be used in a variety ways including:
- A Swing on a tree.
- Placed in a jungle gym.
- Used in a obstacle course.
Playing in the dirt is not really an option these because dirt is well, “dirty”. Sandboxes offers a clean option to let your kids play and dig to their hearts content. Placing a bench or tires nearby gives them a place to sit and play.
- Make a sandbox with used pallets.
- Using Pavestove to create a stylish sandbox.
It is a good idea to create a cover to keep the sand covered when kids are not using it. This keeps wind from blowing away sand, and also keeps small animals from using the sandbox as a little box. If sand gets into your lawn, try to spread it even over you lawn if you cannot put back into your sand box. Lawn moving over piles of sand is not good for your lawn mower.
Tree House or Clubhouse
Kids love to have a place where they can play and call their own. Trees offer an elevated location to build a tree house. Something as simple as a 3 foot floor would do. However if you want to go all out and make the ultimate tree house, you can do that too.
Play houses can be built or bought. You can create a simple house or a complex play house that incorporates a jungle gym, tire swing and a sandbox if you want it to.
Fence for Activities
Most of us do not use the fence landscape for any reason other than privacy. How about using that space to create an activity area for you kids?
- Chalk boards on the fence will keep them drawing for hours, all the while not using a lot of space.
- Drums or musical features like an assortment of pans, even a PVC percussion array could be possible.
- Placing a sandbox along the fence line.
Other Creative Ideas
A few other ideas would be to bury your trampoline to take away the falling over factor. There is also creating benches around your trees.
If you are really ambitious and want to have to ultimate backyard playground, then you can make your own obstacle course. Using tires, long wooden balance beams, a climbing wall, is just a few features you can incorporate.
Many of these ideas are easy to find on the internet, but another factor to consider is your yard. If you have some small hills or lots of trees, you might try different ideas to match your landscape.
Published on January 13th, 2018
Updated on July 4th, 2018
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