CM Burns

CM Burns is a former film geek, world traveler and late starter dad. Currently locked down in Philippines with his 3 kids 7 dogs and 15 cats (at last count), he spends his days testing toys and recording the results in his Epic Toy Guides here on Big Happy Backyard and on our sister site BigHappyHouse.com.

DIY wooden Easter crafts

29 DIY Easter Wood Crafts for a Big Hoppy Backyard

Discover the elegance and sustainable beauty of DIY Easter wood crafts. From springtime pallet signs to wooden Eastern centerpieces, these crafts are durable alternatives to their plastic or paper counterparts. Since wood is versatile, wooden Easter crafts range from simple canvas art to intricately carved outdoor sculptures that the whole neighborhood can enjoy. There are …

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How to Play Marco Polo

Marco!  Polo!  How many times have you watched the kiddos play the Marco Polo pool game. Perhaps you have even played it yourself.  When it comes to playing Marco Polo, it’s a very simple game that can be enjoyed by swimmers of all ages. Whether you’re cooling off on a hot summer day or enjoying …

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