Whether you’re looking for a fun way to enjoy the outdoors or you want to sneak in a little learning into your summer days, these 15 backyard engineering projects for kids are must-tries.
Race LEGOs down DIY ziplines, build rockets that really soar, launch marshmallows in the air and try your hand at classic egg drop science experiments. Kids will be tackling backyard engineering projects for days!
Use a few simple supplies to design pop rockets that really fly. // Playdough to Plato
Build a LEGO zipline that reaches from one side of the yard to the other! // Frugal Fun for Boys and Girls
Fill the kiddy pool with water and race junk boats. // Playdough to Plato
Design a propeller airplane that can race across the backyard. // Planet Smarty Pants
Make a LEGO water wheel! // Frugal Fun for Boys and Girls
Build a pulley that will lift kids into the tree top. // My Mundane and Miraculous Life
Try your luck with the classic egg drop challenge. // Buggy and Buddy
Make a jumbo-sized Hot Wheels car race track.
Turn craft sticks into exploding boomerangs. // I Can Teach My Child
Add some chemistry to engineering and make baking soda and vinegar powered boats. // Sugar Aunts
Launch marshmallows across the yard with a straw catapult. // Playdough to Plato
Or make smaller marshmallow launchers from plastic cups and balloons. // Come Together Kids
Turn pool noodles into Gobstopper tracks! // Playdough to Plato on Instagram
Make an airplane launcher. // Frugal Fun for Boys and Girls
And build a batch of DIY parachutes. // Relentlessly Fun, Deceptively Educational
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