Did you know it’s really simple to build your own water slides to use at home?
Here’s a video showing what a laugh my kids have with their one, it also tells you how to make a waterslide yourself and there’s more info below too.
PS I know the water slide ends right by the road, and it does look dangerous but I can assure you that no children, or cars, were damaged during the making of that video!
We have used a couple of versions of the homemade water slide. The black plastic one shown above was made in our front garden by the kids from our next door. It was fantastic.
Below is a blue version, using a giant tarpaulin which we had for a few years. You can see that this turned into a great game for all the kids in the street.
Making water slides with thick black plastic was definitely more successful than the tarpaulin version, especially for slide speed!
Just whizz to a hardware store and buy some very thick plastic, you can probably buy it online from Bunnings if that works better for you. I’m not 100% sure what our neighbours bought, but I went onto the Bunnings website and I think it might have been this one.
The kids enjoyed doing all the pegging out and sorting out the hose pipe too. They like to squirt washing up liquid on the slide too, they say it makes them go faster. But I was a mean mum and put a stop to it.
You can also buy water slides of course, and we’ve also had a couple of those over the years. Warning: they never last long, at least not at our place. If we got a whole summer out of one, we were thrilled. Mind you, I do have four kids and they used the water slides ALL THE TIME.
Anyway, we all love a game that’s cheap and cheerful and keeps the kids active for hours and hours and hours.
And wears them out!
Are you children wild sliders?
Might you build your own water slide?
PS Read this post if you love water slides: