DIY Slip and Slide
Slip and slides were a part of my childhood. Every summer we’d go through several of them. We were rough and tough and usually after a few days of hard core competition they were torn to shreds. I was a sparkly tom boy (if that’s even a thing). We had the best time slipping and sliding all across the yard.
Seeing who could go the fastest and the furthest. More times than not I came out the winner. I had a mean competitive streak and would practice my sliding until I was a raisin. Practice pays off.
Now I’m sharing my love of slipping and sliding with my kids. We’re making our own DIY Slip and Slide with heavy duty materials from Lowe’s Home Improvement. You can pick up everything you need to make your own at Lowe’s. Add about 30 minutes of your time and you’ll be on your way to some serious outdoor fun in the sun.
- Heavy Duty Plastic (10 ft x 25 ft Black 6mil)
- Velcro Strips
- 10 Large Pool Noodles
Locate area for your DIY Slip and Slide. Make sure to pick up any rocks, sticks and debris before laying down plastic and that you have access to an outdoor faucet. You can make your slip and slide as wide as you like. We went for as much sliding surface as possible.
Lay the pool noodles along the side and end of the plastic to create a border along three sides. This helps to keep the water in and as well as everyone on the plastic while sliding.
Roll the plastic over the noodles and secure it to the plastic with Velcro strips.
Add water. Adding a little dish soap will help sliding.
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Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Lowe’s Creative Ideas Network. I am a member of the Lowe’s Creative Ideas Creators & Influencers Network. I was provided with a gift card. Opinions are my own.