DIY Summer Hacks: 6 Ways to Enjoy the Outdoors

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DIY Summer Hacks: 6 Ways to Enjoy the Outdoors

Summer days of soaking in the sun and watching kids splash in the pool aren't far away, but that means sunburns and mosquitoes are also lingering on the horizon. Check out these summer hacks to make your time outdoors less buggy, less sticky and more relaxing.

Drip-Free Popsicles

Are you tired of scrubbing out drip stains from your kids' shirts all summer long? Penny Pinchin' Mom suggests using a cupcake pan liner or coffee filter to catch drips and keep little fingers from getting sticky by simply poking a hole in the middle of it and pushing it on the base of a popsicle or sucker stick.

Safe Sparklers

To protect little ones' hands, use a disposable cup as a shield for holding sparklers. Finally, no more burns on fingers or clothes!

Aloe Vera Ice Cubes

Too much fun in the sun can equal a nasty sunburn. Get double the relief from catching too many rays by rubbing a frozen aloe vera ice cube over your skin. It's cooling and healing all in one!

Travel Lotion

Are you tired of lugging your oversized bag to the beach, only to open it to find a leaky sunscreen tube? Then try squirting a day's worth of sunscreen in contact lens cases to easily transport your necessary SPF while also keeping the beach bag light and clean.

Natural Bug Repellant

It's mosquito season, and they can really ruin a summer party. Try adding a bundle of sage to your next campfire or backyard fire pit. The herb-scented smoke keeps bugs at bay without repelling your guests.

Easy Frozen Treats

Keep kids cool by making last minute frozen treats from yogurt cups. Just poke a wooden stick through the top of a plastic yogurt container and freeze. No more blending and messy pouring!