12 Awesome DIY Playsets for Kids of All Ages
From swings and tree forts to sandboxes and teeter totters, play structures encourage creativity and imaginative play. Here are 12 awesome DIY playsets that would be fun for kids of all ages.
Note: When building any play structure, safety should always be top of mind.
No Tree Treehouse
Don’t have a tree? No problem! This freestanding treehouse is built among the trees on a triangular framework. It features a small deck, house and even a lookout tower.
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If you have the space, why not build an indoor sandbox? This sandbox features high sides to help keep the sand contained.
Photo: Courtesy of Rose Tinted Living
Here’s yet another use for excess PVC pipe you have stored down in the basement. Use the PVC pipe to build a fort you can use both inside and out. Instead of making custom curtains for the fort, you could just use old sheets and blankets to build your own playset.
Photo: Courtesy of Indigo Amethyst
Rock Climbing Wall
Keep your children active during the winter months with an indoor rock climbing wall. For a how-to video on how to build this DIY playset, visit therecreationalist.com.
Photo: Courtesy of The Recreationalist
Play Deck and Covered Sandbox
This play deck features a covered sandbox and is built under a tree to offer some shade. The deck has enough space for patio chairs and a small table.
Photo: Courtesy of The Charming Farmer
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Home Playground Makeover
This mom wanted her kids to get a couple more years’ worth of use out of their DIY outdoor playset so she gave it a makeover. After some sanding, panting and reworking, the DIY outdoor playset is like new again.
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