10 DIY Backyard Additions for Kids

10 DIY Backyard Additions for Kids

Want your children to spend more time outdoors? Check out these awesome DIY ideas to turn your backyard into a world of adventurous fun.

Some of these ideas are really easy to create, while others are a bit more time-consuming. Either way, I know you’ll find something here that your kids will love!

 1   Outdoor Chalkboard

outdoor chalkboard

Give kids a place to create and share their outdoor artwork on this weatherproof chalkboard. (Tutorial: Mama Say What)

 2   Playhouse


Build an outdoor playhouse with basic building materials and create a space for your kids that they can call their very own. (Tutorial: Jen Woodhouse)

 3   Tire Climbing Tower

Tire Climbing Tower

If your kids love to climb, they’ll love this tire climbing tower. (Tutorial: Blessings Overflowing)

 4   Sandbox with Cover

sandbox with cover

Keep your children engaged in simple, clean fun for hours by building them a sandbox. (Tutorial: Taryn Whiteaker)

 5   Rainbow Paver Hopscotch

Rainbow Paver Hopscotch

Use outdoor pavers and spray paint to create a hopscotch game in your yard. (Tutorial: Happiness is Homemade)

 6   PVC Pipe Sand and Water Table

sand and water table

This sand and water table will provide hours of fun for your children and their friends, making shapes in the sand and splashing in the water. (Tutorial: Frugal Fun 4 Boys)

 7   DIY Wooden Seesaw

Wooden Seesaw

Kids love seesaws, so imagine their delight when you make them their very own. (Tutorial: Ana White)

 8   DIY Backyard Bowling Alley

Backyard Bowling Alley

It’s such a fun game for both adults and kids. (Tutorial: eHow)

 9   Skateboard Swing

Skateboard Swing

If you have an old skateboard that is no longer being used feel free to turn it into a swing. (Tutorial: Little Bit Funky)

 10   DIY Treehouse


If you’ve got the time, and the skill (and of course, the tree), build a treehouse for your kids. A treehouse is a special place and building one with your kids is an experience you won’t forget. (Tutorial: Popular Mechanics)

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