9 DIYs to Make a Homemade Slip and Slide for Kids and Adults
Kids often tend to have a whale of a time in a slip and slide, rolling from one end to the other joyfully. Made with a thin plastic sheet, the slippery or lubricating effect is often brought about by including body soap, baby soap, dish soap, olive oil, vegetable oil, or a bubble bath. If you do not want to spend a fortune in buying them, then go the DIY way to make one for your backyard or garden.
This lovely big slip and slide would give your child the water park feel at home itself. Wrapping or attaching the pool noodle to the side of the sheet would help in keeping water upon the plastic.
For added fun and entertainment in a community or family gathering, this large slip and slide would be a perfect pick indeed. If including soap as a lubricant, go for the tear-free ones to avoid irritation to the eyes, especially in kids.
You may choose tarp as an alternative to plastic which has a thicker texture, however, it is a little expensive. If at a beach, then you would usually not have a hose to keep the slip and slide wet. So keep a few buckets ready so that you could splash some amount of it on the sheet after every ride.
Go for thicker material to prevent it from tearing and being susceptible to stains and scratches.
The PVC arches attached to the slip and slide makes them look all the more unique.
A thick, plastic, tear-resistant sheet would enhance its durability to the fullest.
A game of kickball or baseball with a slip and slide as the baseline would indeed be an entertaining one during any outdoor picnic or gathering.
Attaching a sprinkler head to the hose would allow your kids to get a lovely shower as they slide down.
These tutorials would make it easier for you to make a slip and slide at home with minimal cost. Choose the proper materials to make the slip and slide a durable one. You should also use the correct measurement of lubricant to prevent any untoward accident, mainly while preparing it for kids.
Published on May 8th 2020 by Miranda Gibbs