Looking for some fun outdoor craft ideas to make with your buddy this spring? Enjoy the nice weather and play outdoors with these easy spring crafts!
DIY Recycled Bottle Bowling
-Leftover soda bottles (try to get at least 6)
-Old tennis ball
- Have fun painting the tennis ball and the soda bottles so they look like a bowling ball and pins
- Let them dry
- Setup the bottles far from you and your buddy and start bowling!
Make your own kite
-5"x11" piece of paper. (cardstock works best)
-A wooden skewer. A straight drinking straw works too.
-Kite string. You can find this at a lot of department stores. If not, almost any strong but light string would work
-Scissors or hole punch
- Start with your piece of paper: Fold it in half.
- Mark a point on the top of the paper about one inch from the fold then mark a point on the bottom of the paper about one inch from the open side. Imagine, or draw, a line connecting these two dots.
- Fold the top corner of the paper down along the line that you've just created
- Next, flip the paper over and fold the other side down to match the side you just folded
- Flip the paper back over so that it looks the way it did in Step 4 and tape along the middle seam.
- Lay a skewer across the kite, as shown, and tape it in place. You'll probably have to cut the skewer down to size with your scissors.
- Flip the kite back over and straighten the "spine".
- Mark a spot about a third of the way down the spine, and about half an inch from the edge. Put tape over this mark to reinforce it on both sides.
- Use your hole punch or scissors to make a hole in this spot. Tie your kite string through this hole. Make sure to use a good knot! Tape a length of ribbon to the back of the kite, at the bottom.
DIY Spray chalk
- Begin by filling the spray bottles 1/3 of the way with baking soda and corn starch using roughly equal amounts of both ingredients.
- Add several drops of food coloring to each bottle, rotating colors as desired.
- Then, fill them with very warm water.
- Use a butter knife or similar to stir the mixture as best you can, and then place the spouts on and shake the bottles well.
- You will want to shake the bottles once more just before play, as some of the corn starch will likely settle at the bottom of the bottles