Deluxe Kid Wash


My children have always liked running through the sprinklers on a hot summer day, so when I saw the plans for this Deluxe Kid Wash in a Family Fun magazine, I decided to make it. PVC pipe is assembled together, with holes drilled into it for spraying water. I used an old shower curtain liner for the front and back of the kid “car wash.” After cutting the curtain in half, I cut it into strips and pounded grommets across the top. I also hung two sponges with string from the center bar. The hose was attached to the bottom of it and turned on. Water sprayed in all directions as the kids ran through the tunnel.

One time the wind was blowing so hard that the shower curtain flew up to a 90 degree angle. The kids laughed and laughed.

When my husband cut the PVC pipes, he labeled each end with a number. For example, the 5 matches the other 5, so you plug them together. The children have assembled it themselves every year during the summer. It has been great fun. We store it in the shed.



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7 Responses to “Deluxe Kid Wash”

  1. lol, that is one of the coolest backyard toys I have ever seen!

  2. Karen says:

    Can I be a kid at your house … or maybe you could adopt a grandma!
    You do such fun activities.

  3. That is simply way too cool! It would take up half my yard but we might try it anyway!

  4. Malea says:

    Susan, that is hilarious! I love it, and wish I could do this too. It is going to be hot hot hot the next few days in New York!

  5. Lorene Pierce says:

    This is ingenious. My kids LOVED running through the sprinkler when they were kids. If they had had something like this, they would never have wanted to come in the house. And it looks as if it wouldn’t use as much water as a regular sprinkler does. Love it, Love it, Love it!

  6. What a super fun idea and great way to cool kids off and get them clean 🙂 Definitely have to try this for a hot summer afternoon.

  7. Isabel says:

    Love it!! Great idea! Here in Guatemala is the rainy season but I will definitely save it for sunny days.!

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