Thursday, July 1, 2010

Kid Wash

This is the perfect activity now that the sun is hot and the kids are a sticky mess from drippy popsicles. It is a sprinkler made out of PVC pipes and water misters. Eric came across this idea a few years ago and made some. We have LOVED it. We set it up over our sidewalk so that the kids can ride their bikes and scooters through it. We have also set it up over the slip-n-slide or even just a tarp to add more water and fun! It is really easy to set up and store. Here are some great tutorials on how to make one: instructables.com or click here for a printable PDF version.

We set it up a few days ago and the entire neighborhood showed up. It was a lot of fun. The kids even had contests to see who could stand under it the longest...Aaron stood under the cold water for 10 minutes...Brrrrrr!



We also took it to our family reunion and it made a big "Splash".

8 comments:

crisc23 said...

OMG I LOVE THIS IDEA..I'm gonna book mark you so after I talk my husband into making it I will link it up to you =)

Life in Rehab said...

Oh where was this idea when my kids were little?!?!?!

mother★lode said...

i bet you scored huge points, maybe even parent of the year, with this fun idea! WAY COOL!

Kim @ seven thirty three said...

Oh my! I would have LOVED this as a kid! Thanks for linking up with What are little boys made of?

Karen said...

That is so cool! Can I borrow it for Reagan's birthday party???

Mother★Lode said...

I've included your fun kid's wash in my weekly roundup of fun/creative/inspiring ideas I've discovered this week, blogged here:
http://www.camilledawn.com/2010/07/tuesday-tumblr-4.html
Adding PVC to my supply list so we can try it this summer!
Thanks for sharing!
Camille
Mother✭Lode
http://www.camilledawn.com

Mother★Lode said...

we put this together today - as i wrote in my blog post, best $15 and one hour of labor EVER!

http://www.camilledawn.com/2010/07/this-is-how-we-roll.html

thank you again so much for this grand idea. our entire neighborhood LOVED it, and we definitely look forward to playing in it all summer long!

MamaBug said...

We made it and I linked back to you! Thanks for the great inspiration!

http://our3bugs.blogspot.com/

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