60 Outdoor Crafts

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These cool outdoor craft ideas from Spoonful will keep the kids amused during long summer days.

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  • Bird Nesting Bag

    Bird Nesting Bag

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    Average rating of 4.5/5. (10 Ratings)

    Send out a cordial invitation to wildlife with this homemade nesting bag, and you won't have to travel far to discover the joys of the natural world.

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  • Build a Portable Golf Course

    Build a Portable Golf Course

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    Average rating of 4.5/5. (6 Ratings)

    It's hard to resist the appeal of putt-ering around the yard on a weekend afternoon. All it takes to get a quick game underway is a few plastic practice golf balls and the following easy-to-make props.

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  • High-Stake Gazing Balls

    High-Stake Gazing Balls

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    Average rating of 5/5. (2 Ratings)

    For some amazing gazing, plant an assortment of these metallic orbs in your garden.

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  • Still Life With Flowers

    Still Life With Flowers

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    A recycled picture frame turns favorite blooms into objets d'art.

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  • Sea Urchin Balls

    Sea Urchin Balls

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    Strips of carpet padding make these balls soft, safe — and cheap.

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  • Hand-yos

    Hand-yos

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    Average rating of 2/5. (1 Rating)

    Reach out and touch someone — from five feet away! — with this cross between a beanbag and a yo-yo that enables kids in wheelchairs to play tag.

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  • Observation Bucket

    Observation Bucket

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    Take a closer look at water creatures with this handy homemade tank.

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  • Shaker Net

    Shaker Net

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    Find out what kinds of insects make their homes in trees and shrubs by shaking them loose onto this simple screen.

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  • Berlese Funnel

    Berlese Funnel

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    Average rating of 4.5/5. (3 Ratings)

    Check out what's living in the ground under your feet with this homemade version of a tool entomologists use.

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  • Making Tracks

    Making Tracks

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    Capture the moment of discovery, and celebrate the glories of spring, by making a plaster cast of an animal print.

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  • Mini Windsock

    Mini Windsock

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    Average rating of 4/5. (5 Ratings)

    Catch a spring breeze with a mini windsock

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  • Balancing Garden Buddies

    Balancing Garden Buddies

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    Average rating of 4/5. (2 Ratings)

    Add some character to your family's garden bed or front yard with these crafty critters that bob and sway in the spring breeze. The base is made from an easy-to-bend aluminum ruler.

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