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Deluxe Kid Wash

Tuesday, August 10th, 2010


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.