Check out these great DIYs for amazing backyard fun!
1. Sensory Water Blob
We all know how hot the Texas summers can be! What better way to cool off than this $12 DIY activity? All you need is painters drop cloth, iron, duct tape, and a hose! Check out the instructions below! This inexpensive DIY is guaranteed fun for hours.
Image credit: Guide Patterns
*LAWN WARNING* make sure to move the blob frequently or pack up after every use as to not kill your lawn.
This DIY activity is for those who love a little bit of building. It could be fun to put it over a slip-n-slide or a sidewalk to “wash” the bikes/trikes/baby cars. Of course, kiddos can also just run through it! Although this does not replace a good bath, this car wash is great fun for all ages!
(22) 1”-x-30″ PVC pipes
(2) 1”-x-61″ PVC pipes
(4) 1”-x-37″ PVC pipes
(9) 1” tees
(7) 1” elbows
(2) 1” crosses
1” PVC hose adapter
drill + 1/16” bit
Sponges, Water Bombs, and string to hang it (OPTIONAL)
INSTRUCTIONS: Check out this link to get the full instructions from HGTV. When finished assembling the PVC pipe, feel free to add the Sponge Bombs, sponges, pool noodles, etc. for decoration! Have fun!
This project is one that you can most likely find everything you need right at home. This craft has given hours of fun on a hot Texas day. Your kids will have fun chiseling away and getting the treasure!
A large Tupperware container
An assortment of small toys- best to use toys without holes, fabric, or hair so you do not damage the toys or get water stuck inside.
Things to hit the ice (spray bottles, meat tenderizer, plastic tools, salt, etc.)
For the hottest days, this one is great for kids and sensory building! Check out The Inspired Home here for instructions!
This DIY is fun for the whole family. Take “movie night” to a whole new level with this activity that is fun for family members of all ages. Host a drive-in, or have a laid back hang out on those warm summer nights!
Projector (you can find inexpensive ones on Amazon)
Four 1.5” X 10’ PVC Pipes
Six 1.35” Tee Pipes
Two 1.5” Elbow Pipes
Four 1.5” Caps (OPTIONAL
White King size sheet
There are many differnt variations of this DIY online, however we really like how easy The Tyra Perez Project’s version was. check out HomeTalk here for the instructions.
Slip into some fun with this clever DIY. This slide is fun for family members of all ages, and guaranteed to be a blast! You can use washable paint for quick clean up, or fabric paint and a white shirt for a neon tye-dye!
100” Plastic Tarp
6-10 Anchor pins
Squirt Paint (Washable or Fabric)
Follow the instructions from Monovogue here. We highly recommend adding soap onto the tarp for more “slip”! We also suggest anchoring the tarp down with yard anchors to ensure the only thing slipping away is you!