Grow sweet strawberry in a vertical PVC tube is great solution for small garden or yard. Vertical planter will save you a lot of space, at the same time keep plants out of reach from garden insect pests AND enable you to switch to hydroponics.
Making some interesting projects for kiddos by yourself is a great idea to prove you are an omnipotent and successful parent. Kids are all fond of spending time outdoor, so you can do something makes their outdoor time more fun. Easy PVC pipe projects are
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Outdoor shower/water day for kids.Could easily be made with hollow box uprights, run the water tube through one and the top hollow box with a PVC tube that you drill holes in for the water to run out. Faux paint it to look like copper, really pretty easy.
interesting idea- pvc "walls" for inside your tent or around your table. used pvc and just draped black twin sheets over it. used 6 sheets, draping them so neighbor didnt have to look at the back of my pvc tubing. the vertical poles are tall.