Outdoor Fall Projects to Do with the Whole Family

Pipe Lawn Game

Most people are aware they should be spending more time doing healthy activities than they currently do. For families, this is even more important. That’s why it’s so urgent to find fun fall projects that everyone in the family can have a great time working on together.

Build a Pipe Lawn Game for Maximum Fun

Pipe Lawn Game from thisoldhouse.com

Pipe Lawn Game from thisoldhouse.com

The Fall is the perfect time to play the pipe lawn game. Anyone with 3 hours of free time and a budget of around $50 can have fun with this game. It’s a lot harder than it sounds to toss a tennis ball into a carefully placed pipe. It will take some time to master this lawn activity. Building the game allows your family to work together on a project that everyone will enjoy playing together. You get bonus points for including some friends when the time comes to unveil your hard work.

Turn Your Attention to Preserved Leaf Art

Preserved Leaf Art from diynetwork.com

Preserved Leaf Art from diynetwork.com

Fall is the time of year when Mother Nature shows her full array of colors. You and your family can capture prime, beautiful leaves, which can be preserved for a truly awesome art project. This project is easy. Simply mix one part glycerin with one part water to create a mixture that will preserve your collection of leaves to enjoy after the season changes to winter. Submerge the leaves and allow them to soak for two to six days. After they’ve soaked, you’ll have wonderfully preserved leaves. If you want to go further, you might think about adorning them with paint or glitter.

Make a Harvest Vase

Harvest Vase by midwestliving.com

Harvest Vase by midwestliving.com

Creating a beautiful harvest vase is something each member of the family can do for wholesome fun. Start with a great-looking mantle vase and then fill it up with a few items that capture the essence of Fall. Items you might consider adding include buckeyes, whole nuts on the bottom and wheat on the top create a truly captivating finished piece that gain the admiration of all. Your family will enjoy gathering the these items together and assembling them together in a delightful project everyone is sure to enjoy.

 

 

 

Create Eye-Catching Gourds

Gourd Critters by Better Homes and Gardens

Gourd Critters by Better Homes and Gardens

Gourds are very cool to look at in their natural state. When you add some wild paint to them, they take on a truly other-worldly look. To do this, you’ll need find or buy gourds first. Once you have them, dry them out thoroughly. After they’ve dried, you can use tape to make designs and then paint them whatever color you like. For more flair, you can always drip another color of paint on top of the first first layer after it dries for an added touch. Be creative and don’t be afraid to go out of your gourd! The people who see it certainly will.