Fill your summer with joy and laughter playing on this homemade slip n slide. Make this DIY summer project and make some unforgettable family summer memories right in your backyard.
How To Make A Slip N Slide In 5-Easy Steps
This homemade slip n slide will only cost you a fraction of its retail price! If you are looking to save some money while having some outdoor fun this summer, then try this DIY that will give the entire family endless hours of fun!
What You'll Need:
- 3/8 drill bit
- 2 stakes
- 10 foot 2×4
- 6 Mill Plastic (10-foot x 100-foot)
- water supply
- dish soap or tear-free shampoo
How To Make A Homemade Slip N Slide:
Step 1: Roll Out
Roll out the 6-mill plastic and lay it flat on your assembly site or yard.
Step 2: Secure The Top Of The Plastic
Neatly and tightly roll the edge of the plastic around the 2×4.
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Step 3: Drill A Hole
Drill a hole on each end of the 2×4. Use a hammer to drive the stakes in and secure the stakes into the ground. Make sure the stakes are securely pounded into the ground so the plastic won't snag.
Step 4: Water Distribution
Place a sprinkler at the front portion of the slide and start from there. You can experiment to find out which placement of the water source will work for your slip n slide to have a better water distribution.
Step: 5 Give It A Test Run
Before sending off the kids to experience the slide of their life, turn on your sprinkler and give it a test run. You can also add some dish soap or tear-free shampoo for added velocity. I bet it will work out perfectly and your slip n slide is now ready!
Let's watch this video from Matthew Grover and see how to make this homemade slip n slide in action:
Now that your slip n slide is ready, all you've got to do is sit back, relax, and wait for that perfect warm day. Gather the kids in your area, and turn your house into the best summer escapade in your neighborhood! If you haven't noticed, with only the stakes securing it to the ground, this wonderful thing is really quick and easy to disassemble and fold away for another day!
So, what do you think of this homemade slip n slide? We’d love to hear about it! Leave a comment below and let us know!
Want another great backyard project to try your hands on this summer? Check out this DIY mason jar solar lights and make your summer nights even brighter!