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A Garden Playhouse | Outdoor Crafts for Kids - Outdoor Craft Projects

A Garden Playhouse | Outdoor Crafts for Kids - Outdoor Craft Projects

Practicality and whimsy are perfect playmates in this outside-in room.

Materials

  • Plywood
  • Wallpaper sample
  • Hot glue gun
  • Wooden birdhouses
  • Fabric
  • Cedar shake
  • Masonite
  • Molding
  • Fake plants
  • Craft board
  • Rope
  • Screws

Instructions

A Garden Playhouse - Step 1

To create a robin, cut out from wallpaper samples and hot-glue a craft-store nest and eggs next to it.

A Garden Playhouse - Step 2

For curtain holders, paint two wooden craft-store birdhouses. Drill holes for the fabric, then screw them to the window frame. A craft-store bird perches in the entry hole.

A Garden Playhouse - Step 3

Use a third birdhouse into a floor lamp by drilling a hole through the bottom and mounting it on a hollow post made from narrow boards.

The plywood playhouse is topped with cedar shakes and faced with Masonite. Thin strips of molding staple-gunned together create the illusion of windowpanes , while a wooden window box filled with fake flowers, moss, and ivy adds a welcoming touch.

The swing is made from a craft board purchased at Home Depot, strung on rope, and attached to lag screws drilled through the ceiling into the joists.

Source FamilyFun.com

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