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37 Ridiculously Awesome Things To Do In Your Backyard This Summer

Summer is ready when you are.

1. Build a fairy garden.

It's a little bit of pure magic in your yard. Make one easily out of a birdbath or a tree stump.

2. Bury that trampoline.

3. Combine that in-ground trampoline with a SPLASH PAD.

4. Play a game of kick croquet using hula hoops.

5. Make an inflatable pool fountain.

6. Create a giant bubble with plastic sheeting and a fan.

7. A tarp and sprinkler will create a fun splash pad for a slide.

8. Make a race car track.

9. Make an epic pillow quilt for backyard slumber parties/movie night.

10. Build a swimming pool out of bales of hay.

11. Host a picnic with vintage rugs.

12. Make a "wee village" garden.

13. Make a butterfly feeder.

14. Cover rusted swingset chains with pool noodles.

15. Play a refreshing game of water balloon piñatas.

16. Sunflower forts > blanket forts.

17. Make a convertible sandpit/seating area out of pallets.

The full tutorial is here.

18. Use your slackline for zip-lining instead.

19. Build a rope bridge.

20. Or a rope course.

21. Make giant bubbles that bounce.

22. This reading nook will give you so many enjoyable future summers.

23. If you've got the landscaping skills, build a secret passageway.

24. Create a garden teepee.

25. Or a willow den.

26. Create your own mini golf course.

27. For your summer BBQ: Make a game of beer pong battleship created out of styrofoam.

28. Write an inspirational quote on a brick wall with moss graffiti.

29. Make a giant rug loom out of an old wooden frame.

30. Angry Birds IRL is actually much funner than the phone version.

31. Don't have a pool? Make a water blob!

32. Get the whole family in on a game of Twister.

33. Spring for a giant inflatable movie screen.

34. Use cardboard boxes for a drive-in movie night.

35. Turn your shed into a livable space.

36. Create a puppet theater out of vines and tree stumps.

37. Hide your pool.

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