8 Kid-Friendly Projects for Summertime Fun

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Get your kids involved in some fun summertime activities that the whole family can enjoy

8 Kid-Friendly Projects for Summertime Fun

Keep the kids busy with some fun DIY projects suitable for ages 5 through 12. Each project requires only a few affordable supplies and can be completed in less than a day.

Make a marshmallow cannon
Make marshmallow cannon - Friendly Projects Summertime Fun

Challenge your neighbors to a friendly battle – and then blow them away! The best part of this project is that you can snack as you play.

Paint stars on your ceiling
Paint stars ceiling - Friendly Projects Summertime Fun

For a fun rainy day project, bring the magic of summer nights indoors with stars painted on your bedroom ceiling.

Make a tower garden
Make tower garden - Friendly Projects Summertime Fun

Enlist the help of little green thumbs and build a tower container garden. While we chose to plant herbs, let the kids pick what they’d like to care for – each child gets their own level on the tower!

Create an outdoor theater
Create outdoor theater - Friendly Projects Summertime Fun

Enjoy your favorite movie under the stars. Get the kids to help create mini picnic spots in the backyard for comfortable seating.

Brush on the chalkboard paint
Brush chalkboard paint - Friendly Projects Summertime Fun

If your children like passing notes, they’ll love having their very own chalkboard. Paint a cabinet face, the side of a toy box, or even part of a wall.

Make duct tape flowers
Make duct tape flowers - Friendly Projects Summertime Fun

Sometimes the simplest crafts are the most fun. Keep everyone happy on rainy days by making flowers with just a few rolls of colored duct tape.

Build your own birdhouse
Build own birdhouse - Friendly Projects Summertime Fun

Your feathered friends will be happy with their new homemade house. Hang the birdhouse near a window so you can watch the birds as they come and go.

Set up a backyard ring toss
Set backyard ring toss - Friendly Projects Summertime Fun

Bring the fun of a carnival to your backyard with a homemade ring toss game. Paint the posts with chalkboard paint to create an easy scoreboard.