This summer we had a family camping weekend at our house! With 4 kids under four camping I really wanted some fun activities to keep them busy! We created an outdoor movie theater and a car for each child to sit in and enjoy the movie under the stars!
First thing we had to do was create a screen to play our movie on. I found and followed a great tutorial on making an outdoor movie theater, making just a couple changes. To make the screen you will need:
- 2 Yards of Duck cloth – I got mine at JoAnn Fabrics. Using a 40% coupon I was able to get it for about $11.00
- Roll of black duct tape
- Rope that will reach in between your trees
- PVC pipe
We already had the PVC pipe at home and were able to fit the screen in between two trees in the backyard. Using our laptop and a borrowed projector – we got a great quality picture and awesome sound (the hubby hooked up surround sound!) After a test run we waited for the sun to set and it was time for the feature film … Yogie Bear!! A perfect choice for family camping weekend!
If you want to make the experience even better, make it a drive-in movie theatre!