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14 May
5 DIY Adventure Outdoor Play Sets
Posted by Elizabeth Moreno

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A great playground spurs a child’s wild imagination, transporting them into wild adventures and make-believe fantasies. While commercial play sets can be very expensive to purchase, many DIY outdoor play sets are easy to build with simple tools and easily found materials. We’ve put together five of our favorite DIY adventure outdoor play sets. Check it out!

1. Aeroplane

Soar high above the clouds in this make-believe aeroplane. Climb into the cockpit and steer the plane yourself, ride the see-saw wings, or take a seat as a passenger.

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Click here to get the step-by-step instructions to build your own Aeroplane.
2. Train

All aboard! This play set train is made from a barrel, old tires, and a bit of pipe and doubles as a cozy cubby to crawl inside.

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Click here to get the step-by-step instructions to build your own Train.

 

3. Tha Wah Car

Zoom around the playground with your friends in this pretend car! This play set makes the perfect addition to a pretend play scene. Park it next to the playhouse!

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Click here to get the step-by-step instructions to build your own Tha Wah Car.

 

4. Crazy Caterpillar

Take a ride on this larger than life play set caterpillar as it slithers through the play space! The tire body makes for a super-fun bouncy bridge!

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Click here to get the step-by-step instructions to build your own Caterpillar.

 

5. Scorpion

A giant scorpion may sound like your worst nightmare, but this play set is a kid’s playground dream! All you need to make this adventurous play set is several old tires, bolts, and an electric screwdriver. Imagine this creepy crawler emerging out of the sandpit!

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Click here to get the step-by-step instructions to build your own Scorpion.

Looking for more DIY outdoor play set designs? Check out the full Playground Ideas Design Library, with over 150 playground element designs that can be built using only local tools, materials, and labor.