Project Guide

8 Kid-Friendly Projects for Summertime Fun

1
MAKE A MARSHMALLOW CANNON
A marshmallow cannon

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
A paint bucket filled with light blue paint

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
Several terra cotta plants stacked atop one another to create a tower garden

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
Families gathered around an outdoor projection screen

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
A chalkboard painted onto a wall

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
Flowers made from folded duct tape

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
Father and son building a birdhouse

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
A backyard ring toss game

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.