Don't forget about the little ones—summer is a season-long vacation for them, so a family project will be fun not only after it's completed, but also as you build it together. For starters, try building a tree string. Without the hassle of a full-sized play set, a swing on a big shade tree will be a favorite fun spot this summer. All you'll need is rope, a seat, and a sturdy branch to create hours of free-flying fun.
For step-by-step instructions, visit How to Build a Tree Swing