Just because it's summer doesn't mean you have to plan an expensive and huge family vacation in order to have a memorable summer. There is fun to be had in your own backyard. Good, cheap fun.
Check out 6 top picks -- all DIY -- perfect for backyard family fun.
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Take all those half broken-up pieces of crayons and throw them in muffin tins with this how-to on making solar crayons. Heat outside in the blaring sun and you have solar crayons! Unique, a fun process to craft with the kids, and it will encourage even more creativity.