Spring and summer are on their way, and it’s time to spruce up the back yard! Here is a collection of the best DIY outdoor toys, climbing structures, and play spaces to make for kids.
My personal favorites are the skateboard swing and the PVC sand and water table. Also the play structures – with the cost of a basic play set (and the time required to assemble it!) you might as well build your own and make it exactly like you want it.
Things to Climb On
Make a Tire Climbing Tower – love this project from Blessings Overflowing.
This A-Frame Climbing Structure has a rock climbing wall on one side and rope on the other side.
If you have some woodworking abilities, you might want to tackle a DIY Playset complete with swings and a slide. At the bottom of the post, there is a link to a second post with a materials list and more instructions.
Add a skateboard swing to your swing set – I know some kids who would love this! Doesn’t look hard either.
Hang an airplane swing from your backyard tree. Great project for woodworkers.
This tree house does not have instructions, but wow – I want it! Along with the lovely yard and mature trees.
If you have trees in your backyard, it would be fun to build a tightrope for kids. (Don’t worry – it’s close to the ground!)