Use an old tire to create a small backyard pond. My kids, 3 sons, have been helping with yard work and planting. They keep asking for a pond. I think this is a great DIY project to do outside with them. Looks simple.
buy the wood from home depot, use the screws to hook the chains with and make it the size of a twin size bed.buy an old twin size mattress cover it in plastic then in outdoor fabric to make a cool swing for the covered patio @ DIY Home Design