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Outdoor Winter Fun Projects

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No need to hibernate all winter. Go outdoors for cold-weather fun with family and friends.

Family around outdoor fireplace
Painted pails with evergreen arrangements

Celebrate Winter

After a break warming your hands around a fire pit (#56121), create arrangements from the winter landscape -- use evergreens, dogwood stems, and dried flower heads. Then display arrangements in painted pails (#89804).

Family playing broomball on ice

Swept Up in the Fun

Broomball is a fun form of ice hockey you can play without skates. If there’s no ice, you can play it on pavement. Adults and kids can play together. Just grab brooms (#17373) and a ball. Use cones (#799) to mark nets or goal lines.

Fun by the Bucket

Stock up ammo for snowball fights in a steel bucket (#89804) decorated for the occasion.

Painted bucket seat and folding seat

Have a Seat

Keep your backside dry in the cold. Paint a steel bucket (#90007), invert it, and top with a piece of decorated flooring underlayment or carpet padding. Or build a simple folding stool out of wood and canvas drop cloth (#197749). You can download free instructions and patterns for both projects.

Portable chalkboard in a snowbank

Know the Score

Make a board for scores and messages. Coat a board with chalkboard paint (#203261) and attach it to a metal sign frame (#64049).

Girl beside snowman

Build a Well-Dressed Snowman

Top your snowman with a top hat made from a black painted duct fitting (#211107). For eyes, cover wall bumpers (#308861) with black tape. Use a table leg (#848) for the nose. For a mouth, poke steel roofing nails through the holes in birch wheels (#423553). Make arms from round dowels (#19418) and use wash mitts (#242536) for the hands. Paint a pattern on a strip of drop cloth for the scarf.