6. Outdoor Movies
Unless you have a projector this is a bit of a deviation from the “practically free” ideas BUT it does deserve inclusion as the price of projectors is coming down fast and maybe you can get your hands on one. Have a look here for step by step instructions on setting up your own outdoor theatre. It’s easier than you think.
7. Make a laser trap
With a bit of imagination and a lot of yarn your kids can take on the Mission Impossible.
8. Slip and Slide
Who doesn’t have fond memories of a slip and slide of some description? Here are clear, simple instructions on how to make a sturdy backyard masterpiece. You kids will love you.
9. DIY Fairground Game
A tarp, some tape, a couple of trees and a few balls and you’re good to go.
10. Make giant bubbles
With three simple ingredients you can have hours of fun for the kids and peace and quiet for the adults – perfect!! Here’s a good recipe.