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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.

Seed markers
Seed markers

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

Dinosaur garden

Create your very own mini Jurassic Park with this easy-to-make potted... more
Outdoor noughts & crosses
Outdoor noughts & crosses

A colourful twist on the classic noughts and crosses game... more
Build a bug hotel
Bug hotel

Get the kids encouraging friendly bugs to check into your garden... more
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... more
Self watering herb planters
Self–watering herb planters

A simple way to begin a herb garden or brighten up a windowsill... more
Hanging strawberry planter
Hanging planters

Get your little ones to add their creative touch and grow strawberries... more
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... more
Build a giant four in a row game for your garden
Four in a row

This super-sized game makes a perfect summer project... more
Make a tower of pots planter
Topsy turvy tower

Add a touch of whimsy to your garden with these colourful pots... more
Upcycle containers and jars to make bird feeders for your garden
Upcycled bird feeders

These colourful upcycled bird feeders will be a real treat... more
Make leaf stepping stones for your garden
Leaf stepping stones

Leaves are falling all around at this time of year... more
Paint terracotta pots and make a windchime
Terracotta windchime

Kids will have fun decorating these pots to show off their artwork... more
Driftwood planter
Driftwood planters

Collecting driftwood is a fun activity and keeps the kids entertained... more
Concrete block planters
Succulent colour

Add bold lashings of vibrancy to your space with bright mini gardens... more
Paint a wicker basket
Brighten up the season's harvests

Treat some old wicker baskets to some ombre-inspired shading... more
Build a vertical wall planter
Feed the birds

It is time to think about providing food for your garden birds... more
Make a flamingo hoopla game
Flamingo hoopla game

A novel – and pink! – way to throw even more fun into the garden... more
Sandpit and Cover
Sandpit and Cover

A project for gardeners with young children (keep cats out!)... more
Make an outside scrabble set
Game on

Rose Hughes shows how to make a Scrabble set for use outdoors!... more
How to make a play tent
Play tent

A delightful retreat for little ones to enjoy... more
How to make outdoor quoits & noughts and crosses
Lawn games

A quoits set and outdoor noughts and crosses for outdoor family fun... more
Build a child's colourful garden bench
Build a child's bench

Build some cute, colourful garden furniture for the kids in your life... more
Make a child's playhouse
Full house

Make a child's fold away playhouse... view
Daisy vase
Daisy vase

It’s easy to create this fabulous daisy vase from an old teapot... view
Paint old gumboots
Great gumboots!

Turn an old gumboot into a cool creature with favourite Resene testpot colours... view
Flower vase project

Make this brilliant flower vase from an old jam jar and a few Resene testpots... view
Pots of happiness
Pots of happiness

Create this cool Christmas or birthday gift using a few Resene testpots... view
Resene Paints art projects for kids
Monkey business

Create your very own outdoor funky monkey... view
Cool windsock project
Sock it to 'em

Create this cool windsock using clear polythene and a rainbow... view
Ladybug pet rock
My pet rocks

Get creative and make your very own ladybug pet rock... view
Scary scarecrow
Birds beware

A fun project - beware the monster spaceman scarecrow... view
sweeten the potweeten the pot
Sweeten the pot

Crafty kids can make an endless array of adorable creations... view
Make a bird feeder
One for the birds

Make an easy birdhouse with a couple of containers... view
Diy kidz cool plant labels
Cool plant labels

Use Resene paint stirrers with funky vege labels... view
Funky painted pots
Funky painted pots

Give old pots a new lease on life with Resene testpots...view
Make plant tags
Make plant tags

Making unique plant tags - ideas and designs... view
Wooden bulb planter
In great shapes

Give an old pot a jazzy makeover with Resene Lumbersider... view
Build a bird house
Home tweet home

A plywood bird house from safe untreated and painted wood... view
Clay pots sculpture
Not only for kids

An easy to make sleepy Mexican made from clay pots... view
Make a tin can man
Tin can man

Tin can man - your own hanging tin can scarecrow... view

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