As you've probably noticed .. here at ZiggityZoom we love making family fun projects from pool noodles from the Dollar Store! If you buy your pool noodles from the Dollar store, this is an inexpensive $5 sprinkler. Since it's now the middle of summer, this is the perfect pool noodle project that combines both fun and water to make an ultimate water sprinkler. All you need is some duct tape and pool noodles!
Our biggest tip to make this a successful project is to use real duct tape, not an inferior brand. This will eliminate any water leaks from the "joints."
What You Need:
- 4 pool noodles
- Duct tape
- Skewer or ice pick
What to Do:
- Choose the location where you can tie up the sprinkler once it is made. You will want a tree limb or poles that you can attach the sprinkler to with string/twine. The sprinkler will need to be attached about 6 feet from the ground. Before you add the water, the sprinkler should set about 6-8 inches above the ground, as the water weight will weigh the sprinkler down and let it set flush with the ground.
- Connect all 4 pool noodles, taping securely with duct tape. Make the tape taunt so there will be no leaks.
- Poke holes, using a skewer, into the inside curved area of each noodle. You will get more spray if holes are concentrated facing the center of your sprinkler. Be sure to NOT poke through to the outside of the noodles.
- With scissors, or small knife, cut a small opening into the top of your sprinkler. Remember that the hose needs to fit snugly, so make the opening smaller than the end of the hose.
- Attach the sprinkler to tree limb or pole with string/ twine. Insert hose and tape securely in position.
- Turn on the hose and have a ton of fun!!
** If you have a hose that has a on/off valve right located about an inch from the end you are attaching to the sprinkler, it makes it easier to turn the water sprinkler on and off at will.
By Sharon Pierce McCullough & Kristin Fitch for ZiggityZoom.com
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