5 Crafty Ideas For Outside Fun

Lauren Vogel

Director of Marketing & Communications

By Lauren Vogel

Spring is finally here! This time of year in Alabama has always been one of my favorites–though I could definitely do without the tornados and pollen! It seems like every corner is bursting with color as the azaleas and tulip trees and dogwoods come to life.

It’s way too beautiful to stay inside and after a cold, rainy winter your kids are ready to get out and explore!

Here are 5 creative ways to get you and your kiddos out in the spring-time beauty.


  1. Build a Fairy Garden – This simple, affordable project is a great way to get kids engaged in nature and encourages them to use their big imaginations.
  2. Make a Pinecone Peanut Butter Bird Feeder – If your yard is anything like mine it’s got about 2 million pinecones in it. Use those bad boys to entertain your kids and feed some hungry birds.
  3. Painted Stones – Time for a rock hunt! Kids love rocks—at least mine do—and what better way to spend a spring day than hunting for the perfect rocks to paint?
  4. Leaf Painting on Fabric – Go out to your favorite park (or even your backyard) and go hunting for the biggest, prettiest leaves. Then use a paint roller and acrylic paint to jazz up a boring old t-shirt.
  5. Build a Mud-Pie Kitchen – Way back in the olden days when I was a kid, we didn’t have trampolines and scooters and swing sets… Okay we did but my brothers and me made mud pies anyway! Get dirty, get earthy. Make some mud pies!