Backyard Projects (or projects in general) can really create wonderful family memories.
Creating something with our children allows for bonding time and several life skills to be explored.
- Focus and concentration.
- Fine motor skills.
- Patience & perseverance.
- Vocabulary & communication.
- Ability to follow directions.
Perhaps, you can add even more benefits in the comments at the end of this post.
I love this whimsical upcycled* Wildfire Patio Chair Planter from Sustain My Craft Habit.
Upcycled refers to any items that would normally be discarded but are now being reused in a really cool way. Consequently, the result is usually a higher quality product than the original.
This is major backyard projects trash to treasure brilliance at work.
Apparently, I am in a very whimsical mood because I so want this frog.
Ann’s Entitled Life and her DIY Terra Cotta Garden Mushrooms are just too cute for words!
Some DIY projects are super simple while also being beautiful.
A Cultivated Nest provides just that with DIY Blinged Hose Guides.
Dukes and Duchesses provide the DIY instructions to build your own Color Block Umbrella Table.
My favorite thing is that it provides a nice place for my drink.
Check out the Healthy Cocktail Summer RoundUp for ideas on great cocktails for your table.
There are several options for how to decorate and use your new storage boxes. I could not decide which one is my favorite.
I love this as it is such a great idea for the storage of pillows, or anything, in the backyard.
However, I also love the use of old drawers as a raised planter. Our soil in California is pretty gnarly so I am thinking that plants would grow wonderfully in here. Plus the more prolific plants would be kept under control. I think over time the drawer would just break down and become part of the earth.
We have already explored a few of the ways doing projects with your kids can help them but I would love for you to share some more in the comments below.
Elise Ho, Ph.D., D.N.Psy
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