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Fun Backyard Projects for Kids

Try one of the following six projects to keep the kids entertained in the backyard:

Materials

  • masking tape
  • string
  • tape
  • fabric
  • twine
  • thread
  • PVC pipe
  • wire
  • colored modeling clay
  • rubber band
  • canvas
  • paper
  • parchment paper
  • wax paper
  • PVC end caps
  • 5 crutch tips
  • bathroom tissue rolls
  • stickers
  • 4 c. old-fashioned oats
  • 1-1/2 c. sliced almonds
  • 1/2 c. packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 c. vegetable oil
  • 1/4 c. honey
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1-1/2 c. raisins or dried cranberries
  • 1 bag large marshmallows
  • 1 bag chocolate chips
  • 1 package graham crackers
  • sprinkles
  • lollipop sticks, found in the candymaking section of craft stores

Tools

  • measuring tape
  • drill
  • flashlight
  • scissors
  • wire cutter
  • pattern or template
  • sewing machine
  • plastic sheet protector
  • hole punch
  • needle

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