Here was the perfect project for a day that hit 90 degrees even before noon: turn a pool noodle into a sprinkler to cool off!
We’ve been having lots of fun with pool noodles the past few days, but this was the first time we added water to the mix. Travis loved helping with the set up. Use a sharpie to make dots on a long pool noodle, spaced about 5 or 6 inches apart. Poke through with a skewer.
Cut a small piece of foam from a second pool noodle to plug up one end of the long pool noodle. Leave the other end open.
Now it was time to get wet! We headed outside and hooked up a garden hose to the faucet, and inserted it into the noodle. Turn the hose on gently and increase the flow as needed.
Both kids loved it right away!
Our sprinkler turned out to be better for getting hands and feet wet than for running through, but they both seemed just fine with that.
The “sprinkler” was also a little faulty; too little pressure and the water wouldn’t rise up through the holes. Too much and the plug on the other end flew out! (You can help avoid this risk if you use a zip-tie to secure the plug, but we had skipped that step).
Nonetheless, the kids loved it, even when the hose came out wildly and added to the splashy fun. One thing is for sure: we’ll be using this sprinkler again as the hot summer continues!