It is so much easier for me to say "yes" to the kids when they ask for crafts when the work all takes place outside. The other day there was a request for painting. Painting inside with walls, carpet, walking to the bathroom and more is just too hard to manage with three kids. Josh does it, me - well I am not as inclined. Painting on the deck where a bucket of water can wash away anything dropped or splattered - perfect.
There are so many, many reasons we love the deck days of summer. Additional craft time is certainly near the top of the list.