Virtual Summer Camp: 28 Outdoor Crafts for Kids at Home
Discover fun outdoor activities for kids that will get them out of the house having fun.
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The coronavirus pandemic has caused summer camps to go virtual. Skeptical parents might be adverse to a summer camp that necessitates kids sitting in front of the computer to participate. Instead, these outdoor crafts for kids will allow you to create your own summer camp experience at home. Kids can still have a memorable summer while playing outside and making wonderful crafts.
Encourage family outdoor activities with these outdoor crafts for kids at home. From fun garden crafts to decorative decor, these outdoor kids crafts are sure to have kids wanting to play outside once again!
With some basic supplies and a little creativity, these kids outdoor activity ideas will help you motivate those kids to put down their game systems and ensure that you will all have some good ol' outdoor family fun!
Want to run your very own summer camp at home? Check out this collection, which includes fantastic theme weeks that will keep the kids entertained all summer: How to Do Summer Camp at Home: 50+ Virtual Summer Camp Activities
Garden Crafts for Kids
Kids and parents alike will love these outdoor ideas for kids. From helping mom in the garden to creating beautiful outdoor decor, these kids outdoor activity ideas are great for getting kids outside! Encourage kids to craft together or create these projects as a family to help create memories that kids will never forget.
- Hanging Bird Treats
Outdoor craft ideas like this are great for teaching kids about nature and saving the planet. These fun bird feeders are easy and fun to make and kids will love seeing who comes to eat the yummy treats!
- Kids' Clay Flower Pot
Kids outdoor activity ideas, like this clay flower pot, can help kids learn about everything from gardening to crafting with clay. These clay flower pots are great for outdoor family fun!
- How to Make a Windsock
Here's a great way to decorate the outside of your home. Have kids help you create one or more of these outdoor windsocks. Kids can hang these outdoor craft ideas outside their room or on the back porch for all to admire!
- Easy Painted Birdhouses
Kids can decorate wooden birdhouses however they'd like with easy outdoor crafts like this! This would be a great birthday party activity or a way for kids to help decorate the garden.
- Glittering Garden Rocks
Have the kids help you organize your garden! They'll love painting the rocks, and you'll love knowing what you planted where.
- Bead Buster Garden Stake
Kids will love creating these colorful and fun garden stakes. Made with a bunch of leftover beads, these garden stakes glisten and sparkle in the sun!
- Birdhouse Milk Carton Craft
This project pairs an adorable garden decoration with a lesson in reusing, reducing, and recycling!
- Fingerprint Flower Pots
Spread out a tarp outside and let little ones get their hands messy with this adorable flower pot craft!
- Paint Pour Rainbow Rocks
This is definitely a project you'll want to do with the kids outside since it can be messy! Create these paint pour rocks, then put them in the garden or spread them throughout the neighborhood to bring cheer!
- How to Make a Seashell Bird Feeder
This is a super adorable and easy project the kids can make in no time. The colorful yarns are a wonderful touch.
- Wooden American Flags
Here's some easy outdoor crafts for the summertime. Show off your American pride with these wooden American flags. If you need kids outdoor activity ideas that are great for boy or girl scout troops, this would be a great project for that!
- DIY Succulent Project
Use recycled containers and a bit of twine to make this adorable succulent planter! Depending on the materials you use, this project can go inside or outside.
Fun Outdoor Activities and Crafts
These kids outdoor activity ideas are great for playtime! From fun kites to bring to the beach to awesome puppet show theatres for creating great shows with friends and family, these outdoor art activities for kids are fun, creative, and great to play with!
- Firey Dragon Kite
Charlie Brown should have used one of these Firey Dragon Kites! Kite flying is one of the best kids outdoor activities for summertime, and this kite is ready to fight any tree that stands in its way!
- Summer Fun Painted Visor
Protect kids from the sun when they're outside doing family outdoor activities. This Be a Star Visor is easy to make and kids will love showing off their creation.
- Medieval Puppet Theater
Puppet shows make great outdoor activities for kids and family. Have kids gather up their friends and family members to create fun shows for the neighborhood. Kids outdoor activity ideas that bring lots of kids together are great for friendships and bonding, too!
- Kiddie Bug Box
Kids outdoor activity ideas are almost always bound to include bugs and insects...whether you like it or not! But with this bug box, kids can keep bugs at bay and admire them without you worrying about bites and stings!
- Rock Star Kite
Let your love of music fly high with this awesome Rock Star kite. Kite flying is one of the best summer outdoor activites and it's great for families to do together!
- Out of This World Homemade Chalk
How insanely cool is this?? Did you know you could make sidewalk chalk yourself? Kids will have fun choosing the colors and drawing with their chalk when it's ready.
- Fun Tie Dye Flip Flops
Tie dye some scrap fabric and then dress up your flip flops in the cutest way! These are so easy to make and such a fun project they'll love.
- Superpowered Kite
Aren't you just loving that lightning bolt? This kite is superpowered! This is the perfect project to do if you're practicing social distancing. You probably should be 6 feet apart when you're flying kites, anyway!
- Diy Life Size Dice
Making bigger versions of classic board game materials is a great way to turn an indoor game into an outdoor one!
- Pizza Box Solar Oven
This project is BEYOND cool. Create an outdoor oven with the kiddos that can reheat pizza or even bake cookies on a hot day. Have fun!
- Yogurt Paint Spin Art
YES, you're going to want to make this one outside. This is such a fun project and the kids can totally get messy so long as you do this one on the driveway or in the yard!
- Toilet Paper Roll Paint Stamps
Another project you'll want to do outside! Recycled materials make this a very cute project to do with little hands.
Nature Crafts for Kids
- Watercolor Leaf Prints
Looking for fun outdoor summer activities? Have kids gather big leaves and help them paint them to create these cool leaf prints, great for scrapbooking and cards. Nature is great for inspiring more kids outdoor activity ideas!
- Diy Pine Cone Flowers
Gather pine cone and turn them into beautiful flowers with the little ones! You can help them shape the flowers, and they can do the painting.
- Colorful Yarn Sticks
Make art from found objects! Kiddos will love wrapping sticks with a variety of colors of yarn.
- Mini May Day Recycled Vases
Here is a perfect nature craft for kids! Send the little ones outside to collect dead twigs in the yard, then use them to make an adorable vase.
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