15 Backyard Engineering Projects for Kids

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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.

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Backyard Engineering Projects

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!

Awesome backyard engineering projects for kids!

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

Super cool backyard engineering projects for kids!

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

15 awesome backyard engineering projects for kids!

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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