These ideas will cool you down at the pool, in your backyard or even inside your home on warm and humid days.
On a hot, muggy day, don't let your kids sit around inside — send them outside for some water fun. Just poke a few holes into a water bottle, line it up with the mouth of your hose and tape it in place. The pressure will push the water out in various directions.
Can you say "cutest ice bucket ever"? This water balloon trick is a playful way to keep beverages cool at a summer shindig. After the party is over, use them to survive a muggy night.
Say you forgot the SPF and find yourself with a burn — ouch! To cool down your red skin and treat it at the same time, try freezing your aloe vera before applying it.
Usually pool noodles are for kids, but here it becomes the most fun adult toy ever. Turn them into a floating cooler so you can stay cool in the pool when you need a refill.
Nothing is worse than having to scrub colorful streams off of your kid's arms in a warm bath post-treat. The secret to no-drip popsicles (and no hot water to follow) is making the pop out of frozen Jell-O.
Water-downed cocktails are not fun at a backyard barbecue. Use a colander as ice buckets so the melty mess can drip away from the ice and guests can fill their glasses with only frozen stuff.
The ice cold water in front of a fan cools down the breeze before it hits you on a blistering day. This blogger dubs it the "Redneck Air Conditioner" (her words, not ours.)
The fastest way to make your plain old tap water feel fresh and invigorating? Toss a frozen lemon slice in it. It'll cool down the temp and add a burst of flavor.
Once your kids tire of the sprinkler halfway through the summer, jazz up their water play with pool noodles and PVC pipe to create these "blasters" they can move and direct.
You definitely don't want a warm glass of white wine on a brutally hot day. Frozen grapes are a great way to cool down your beverage, since they won't melt or dilute the drink like ice cubes.
If you don't have a stream out back, make your own with foil. Then let your kids experiment with floating toy boats and building their own dams for the rest of the afternoon.
The best part of this DIY: You probably already own all the materials, including a hula hoop and bed sheet. While these hideouts are designed for kids, we could see ourselves curling up in one to read a book after a long day. Couldn't you?