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Kids garden projects and ideas

We’ve collected together some of our favourite garden project ideas for children that you might want to try in your own garden.

Scaredy-Scarecrow

Scaredy-scarecrow
Protect newly sown seeds and young plants from hungry birds...

Snazzy Shelves & Spoty Pots

Snazzy shelves & spotty pots
Get creative with your child with this simple-to-make two-in-one DIY project...

Kids' planter box
It’s easy to create your very own colourful planter box...

Toadstool table

Toadstool table
Turn a terracotta plant pot and saucer into your very own toadstool table...

Bird house

Bird house
Create your own colourful bird house from an old wooden box...

Seed markers

Seed markers
Use these fun pebble markers as a reminder of the seeds you’ve planted...

Dinosaur garden
Create your very own mini Jurassic Park with this easy-to-make potted...

Outdoor noughts & crosses

Outdoor noughts & crosses
A colourful twist on the classic noughts and crosses game...

How to make rock art

Rock art
Create your own rock party with a collection of foraged rocks...

Garden ghosts for Halloween

Garden ghosts for Halloween
Add a little Halloween theming to your garden with these garden ghosts...

DIY veggie garden labels

DIY veggie garden labels
Create a personal gift for a garden loving dad...

DIY animal plant pots

DIY animal plant pots
Encourage your children to get into gardening with these cute pots...

Paint your own Irish Stones

Paint your own Irish Stones
Leave a trail of clover stones for your young lucky gold hunters to follow...

Turtle garden art

Turtle garden art
Add a colourful character to your home or garden with this friendly turtle...

Build a bug hotel

Bug hotel
Get the kids encouraging friendly bugs to check into your garden...

Paint terracotta pots to for your garden

Potting glitz
This painting project will bring colour and sparkle to your outdoors...

Paint a cool kitty plant pot complete with delicious cat grass

Happy cat plant pot
Paint a cool kitty plant pot complete with delicious cat grass...

Self watering herb planters

Self–watering herb planters
A simple way to begin a herb garden or brighten up a windowsill...

Hanging strawberry planter

Hanging planters
Get your little ones to add their creative touch and grow strawberries...

Make a leaf inspired wall hanging in autumn colours from clay

Autumnal wall Hanging
Bring nature’s beautiful autumn colours inside with this great little project...

Build a giant four in a row game for your garden

Four in a row
This super-sized game makes a perfect summer project...

Make a tower of pots planter

Topsy turvy tower
Add a touch of whimsy to your garden with these colourful pots...

Upcycle containers and jars to make bird feeders for your garden

Upcycled bird feeders
These colourful upcycled bird feeders will be a real treat...

Make leaf stepping stones for your garden

Leaf stepping stones
Leaves are falling all around at this time of year...

Paint terracotta pots and make a windchime

Terracotta windchime
Kids will have fun decorating these pots to show off their artwork...

Painted rock ideas

Rock out in your garden
Add some colourful characters to your garden, like this ladybug...

How to paint rocks

Hidden surprises
There’s a painted-rock revival roaring through communities...

Sparkly planters

Sparkly planters
Bring some bling and greenery to any occasion...

Driftwood planter

Driftwood planters
Collecting driftwood is a fun activity and keeps the kids entertained...

Concrete block planters

Succulent colour
Add bold lashings of vibrancy to your space with bright mini gardens...

Paint a wicker basket

Brighten up the season's harvests
Treat some old wicker baskets to some ombre-inspired shading...

Build a vertical wall planter

Feed the birds
It is time to think about providing food for your garden birds...

Make a flamingo hoopla game

Flamingo hoopla game
A novel – and pink! – way to throw even more fun into the garden...

Sandpit and Cover

Sandpit and Cover
A project for gardeners with young children (keep cats out!)...

Make an outside scrabble set

Game on
Rose Hughes shows how to make a Scrabble set for use outdoors!...

How to make a play tent

Play tent
A delightful tent retreat for little ones to enjoy in the garden...

How to make outdoor quoits & noughts and crosses

Lawn games
A quoits set and outdoor noughts and crosses for outdoor family fun...

Build a child's colourful garden bench

Build a child's bench
Build some cute, colourful garden furniture for the kids in your life...

Make a child's playhouse

Full house
Lots of kids but short on space? A foldaway playhouse is the perfect...

Daisy vase

Daisy vase
It’s easy to create this fabulous daisy vase from an old teapot...

Paint old gumboots

Great gumboots!
Turn an old gumboot into a cool creature with favourite Resene testpot colours...

Flower vase project

Flower-tastic!
Make this brilliant flower vase from an old jam jar and a few Resene testpots...

Pots of happiness

Pots of happiness
Create this cool Christmas or birthday gift using a few Resene testpots...

Resene Paints art projects for kids

Monkey business
Create your very own colourful outdoor funky monkey...

Cool windsock project

Sock it to 'em
Create this cool windsock using clear polythene and a rainbow...

Ladybug pet rock

My pet rocks
Get creative and make your very own ladybug pet rock...

Scary scarecrow

Birds beware
A fun project - beware the monster spaceman scarecrow...

Sweeten the potweeten the pot

Sweeten the pot
Crafty kids can make an endless array of adorable creations...

Make a bird feeder

One for the birds
Make an easy birdhouse with a couple of containers...

Diy kidz cool plant labels

Cool plant labels
Use Resene paint stirrers with funky vege labels...

Funky painted pots

Funky painted pots
Give old pots a new lease on life with Resene testpots...

Make plant tags

Make plant tags
See how to make unique plant tags - ideas and designs...

Wooden bulb planter

In great shapes
Give an old pot a jazzy makeover with Resene Lumbersider...

Build a bird house

Home tweet home
A plywood bird house from safe untreated and painted wood...

Clay pots sculpture

Not only for kids
An easy to make Mexican inspired figurine made from clay pots...


DIY project ideas and inspo

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