Tag Archives: outdoor activities

Outdoor Game Table: DIY

We spend a lot of time outside during the summer. We try to have as many outdoor activities to enjoy as we can. Recently we started creating fun little seating groups in our yard for spending time together as a family and for entertaining. Our kids loved the idea of having an outdoor gaming table so they could play with friends and with us. We found this fun tutorial online from Shanty-2-Chic, a great blog about DIY from two women.

I loved the idea that we could create this table at home, and I loved that it was two women showing us how to make the table. My boys and my girls were impressed by the skills these women had. I loved that they were seeing someone other than a man build and use power tools. it is so important for boys and girls to see strong women. I also loved how simple the tutorial was to follow. Now we have a fun new table to use in the yard, and I didn’t have e to purchase an overpriced item in a big store.

For the full tutorial head on over to Shanty-2-Chic now. They have many amazing tutorials for building and DIY. You can find anything from tables to beds to planters. Check them out and you may just discover a love for a new hobby.

 

Gigantic Bubbles: DIY

Bubbles are one of the best outdoor activities. They impress children and adults of all ages. They are simple to create, and they so much fun to make, pop, chase, and admire. This summer instead of just enjoying regular bubbles we suggest trying to create super bubbles. Bubbles as bug as your kids. With a little help from this fun tutorial you can create enormous bubbles and have enormous amounts of fun while doing so!

Thanks to Buzzfeed for some incredibly cool tips you can make bubbles so large you could almost float away on them. If only we could right? Imagine the adventures we would have. This fun tutorial video is easy to follow and will be a great way to keep kids busy outdoors this summer. You will need a few supplies.

DIY Giant Bubbles

Make your own gigantic bubbles with this special DIY mix! ?

Posted by Nifty on Saturday, March 4, 2017

What You Will Need:

2 Cups Water

1/2 cup dish soap

1/4 cup glycerin

1/4 cup corn syrup

(2) 3/4 in x 32 in wooden dowel

(2) screw eye

32 in length yarn piece

hex nuts

Now just check out the video tutorial for the full instructions. This is a fun activity for everyone, we do not suggest letting your kids do this alone. However we can promise you will have just as much fun as your kids! Let the bubbles blow!

 

 

Winter Wonderland: Snow Forts

The weather has been a little wacky out here on the west coast. For the first time in a LONG time we have rain, and in some places, snow! That means kids of all ages are out enjoying the wonderful white stuff and all the crazy outdoor activities it offers up. All of you midwesterners and east coasters may be thinking we are a little over excited, but when it happens as often as it does it is certainly something to celebrate.

We have enjoyed some fun and outrageous snowman building, snowball fights, and snow angel making. But the one we have yet to try, since it requires more snow than we currently have, is a snow fort. Our goal is to head further north to a higher elevation so the kids can experience some true snow. When we do that we are very excited to try to build a snow fort. We have even looked up some interesting ideas. This one is a bit over ambitious for us. But the foundation is solid, and it brings to mind that we want to use some form of a mold or uniform building block style to make the fort sound. That is why we went looking at snow molds. We even found one that we are ordering for our big trip.

Snow forts

This little kit will help us to create a good solid foundation that will eventually turn in to a snow fort we can be proud of. It is a little pricey for an item we will probably only use once a year, but it is for a fun once in a lifetime experience we want our kids to have with us so we have justified the price. We are very excited to use it and play for hours in the snow (or at least until the youngest starts to complain!) We hope that no matter where you are you are enjoying a little piece of a winter wonderland as well!