Garden hoses don't die easily, but when they do wear out, there's no need to throw out all of that rubber tubing. This feature suggested using pieces of an old garden hose for bicycle handlebar grips, as a tree house "telephone," (in case the cup and string didn't cut it), and as rungs for a rope ladder (presumably for the tree house). To prevent splinters from puncturing your children, you could use it as rubber edging along a sandbox. If constructing those DIY projects weren't enough of a workout, you could also turn your old hose into a gym ring by attaching it to some extra chains.
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