10 Retro DIY Projects To Do Before Summer Ends

Summer is almost over SIGH. If you’re eager to squeeze in some last-minute leisure, check out these retro do-it-yourself projects, culled from the Popular Science archives. They include a backyard trampoline, a playhouse built from window blinds, a flying saucer that doubles as a water ski, and more. Here’s to a rockin’ (if brief!) old-school summer.

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Water Ski On A Flying Saucer
Whittled Wooden Shoes
Beach Float
Playhouse Built From Window Blinds
Topsy-Turvy Turtle Sun Dial
Backyard Trampoline
Comfortable Camp Beds
Vacuum Cleaner For Swimming Pools
Poolside Cabana
Kangaroo Golf