Spring is here and summer is just around the corner.
I’m celebrating by posting this very short video of one of the most fun things the kids did last summer: the homemade water slide.
Now this particular one was put together by our neighbours. Just click on the video and in 47 seconds, you’ll have the whole picture and see what a laugh they had.
We have bought water slides, or slip n’ slides as they’re often known, in the past. They’re pretty cheap, and can be bought at Toys R’ Us and other places for between $20 – $40.
Warning: they never last long. At least not at our place. If we got a whole summer out of one, we were thrilled.
But if the shops are too far away or you’d rather make your own, just whizz to a hardware store and buy some very thick plastic. 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.
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?
Did you make water slides as a kid too?
PS Read this post if you love water slides: