Pimp My Patio, Day Two

Today was day 2 of Screen Free Week, and in our patio make-over we decided to focus on adding musical and pretend play elements.

Inspired by an outdoor music wall we found at Filth Wizardry, we decided to make a smaller, apartment friendly version.
Pimp My Patio Day 2 from Suzy Homeschooler (3)
We had an old plastic xylophone which hadn’t been touched by the children in months so we took it apart and utilized it as well as a rusty old muffin tin, some jingle bells left over from Christmas, and a set of metal measuring cups we weren’t fond of. The whole thing is mounted on what used to be part of a book shelf, and a couple wooden spoons serve as drum sticks.
Pimp My Patio Day 2 from Suzy Homeschooler (1)
Unfortunately my screw heads weren’t very large so this isn’t as durable as it could have been, I may replace the screws at a later date but otherwise I love the end result of this little project!

Near by we also hung a set of wind chimes we purchased at Dollar Tree.
Pimp My Patio Day 2 from Suzy Homeschooler (5)

These animal masks made of foam are perfect for outdoor play because the mud just wipes right off them.
Pimp My Patio Day 2 from Suzy Homeschooler (2)
You can find similar masks in party supply stores, or sometimes in the party supply aisle of a super-store such as Walmart or Target.
Pimp My Patio Day 2 from Suzy Homeschooler (4)

Be sure to check out all 7 days worth of outdoor play ideas in our Pimp My Patio Series!
Day 1- Making Things Colorful
Day 3- Bugs and Birds
Day 4- Outdoor Games
Day 5- Mud Kitchen and Clean Up Station
Day 6- Hide-a-Ways and Sun Protection
Day 7- Gardening

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1 Comment to Pimp My Patio, Day Two

  1. […] Apartment Friendly Music Station from Suzy Homeschooler. Perfect for small spaces, or for those with neighbours in close range. […]

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