You don’t need to install elaborate swing sets and slides to spice up your garden. In fact, simple hacks like turning your fence into a life-size chalkboard or using old pots and pans for classic musical play will have your kid swiftly out the door. Flip through the photo gallery to discover easy ways to transform your garden into a true paradise for play—no hardcore landscaping required!

A Mud Kitchen by Adventures at Home with Mum

Cook up a cloud storm of mud pies, cakes and dinners at your DIY mud kitchen. A mini outdoor kitchen can be easily put together using recycled materials, chalkboard paint and the help of your mini Masterchef — Adventures at Home with Mum did it, no problem!

Photo courtesy of Rez P

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How have you made your garden into a kid’s paradise? Share your tricks of the trade in the Comments section below!

— Christal Yuen