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.

1
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.

2
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.

3
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!

4
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.

5
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.

6
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.

7
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.

8
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.