There is something about running wild through spraying water that delights children. While nearly any sprinkler will do, you can create your own sprinkler system to keep your little ones occupied and give them a way to cool off in the summer sun. These easy DIY sprinklers for children are made from PVC pipe found in the plumbing supply aisle at any hardware or home improvement store and are sure to encourage active play in the summer sun.
Square Sprinkler—Great for Toddlers
Don't let the simple design of this sprinkler fool you. Although it is quick and easy to assemble, it will provide hours of fun for little ones.
You will need four 5-foot sections of ½ PVC pipe, four elbows, one T-joint and one hose connector. You will also need a drill, a PVC cutter, PVC glue and a tape measure.
Encourage toddlers and young children to run through the water spray, or better yet, set a good example and don your bathing suit and join in on the fun. You can also use sprinkler games to teach little ones how to follow directions and encourage social interaction with their playmates while cooling off in the summer sun.
Mister Jets with Standing Sprinkler—Great for Older Kids
Older children will enjoy a sprinkler with a little more oomph, and that's exactly what this freestanding sprinkler with mister jets provides. You will need two 5-foot sections of ½ inch PVC, one 4-foot section, and four 18-inch sections of PVC, two elbow joints, two T-joints, one hose connector and three end caps. You will also need mister jets and a drill with a bit to match the size for the mister jets.
This misting sprinkler is tall enough for older children to enjoy and will even accommodate kids riding bikes. Let little ones use the mister to entertain themselves on hot summer days, or invite the neighborhood kids and make it a play date in the sun.Share
7 August 2015
For years, my wife and I debated on what we wanted to do with all of the spare land in the back of our house. We were lucky enough to buy a house on an extra-large lot for a great deal, but the land was "going to waste" for quite a while. One day, we finally decided to have a guest house built on it, and now that the house is finished, we wish we had built it long ago. We are now renting it out for some extra income, and it is helping us save for retirement. I have always been fascinated by construction, so I enjoyed watching the professionals build the guest house and learned a lot during the process. I decided to fill some free time by blogging about the experience and sharing some construction info I learned during the process. Come back soon!