About a month ago, I pulled together a list of loads of pool noodle activities and crafts. Since so many of you liked it, I decided to add to that list. There were so many things I left out simply because I missed them.
I’ve split these into pool noodle activities for outdoor play, wet play, indoor play, super cool crafts, plus a list of hacks using pool noodles. Click through to those that interest you for instructions and photos!
Oudoor play activities with pool noodles:
Make a marble run water slide like Mama Papa Bubba did!
Skip to my Lou blew bubble with noodles. You can do the same with these bubble wand flowers.
Play racquet ball with these DIY racquets by Ziggity Zoom!
Or, make a frugal goal post like the Joys of Boys did.
Wet play pool noodle activities:
They’re made for water, making them perfect for water play!
Make a bathtime water wall with a tutorial from Bath Activities for Kids.
I know my toddler would adore this DIY kiddie car wash if I made it for him! Kudos to Mom Endeavors for an amazing idea!
Learn How to Make a Pirate Raft Using Pool Noodles with this fun video tutorial.
Indoor fun with pool noodles!
Because rainy days do happen…
Play some indoor basketball with this impromptu hoop by Ever Never Again.
Make some flower art with a cute idea from Growing a Jeweled Rose.
Open-ended crafts are my favorite! These robots by Learn Play Imagine feature endless possibilities.
Teach Preschool teaches how to make noodle chains – how fun!
You’ll find load of ideas for indoor active play with pool noodles over at Blend.
Play alphabet knock down by Toddler Approved to practice those letters this summer. Click the link to find out how!
These 3 simple pool noodle activities from Crayon Freckles are so easy, you need little else.
Time for Play shares another fun way to build with pool noodles.
Totally Tots uses them to teach letters and numbers.
Therapy Fun Zone plays a simple batting game with pool noodles.
And these glowing ninja stars by A Little Pinch of Perfect would be a hit at any party – or any time!
Cool DIY using pool noodles:
Here’s a really cool wreath to try that uses a pool noodle as a base, via Fox Hollow Cottage.
Meaningful Mama made a magnificent 3D tree that is quite spectacular!
These adorable popsicle cards from She Knows make for a much smaller scale craft using noodles.
And on a much, much, MUCH larger scale, Dollar Store Crafts shares how to make a party canopy...
Make a rope lamp using a… pool noodle? You’d better believe it – The Lily Pad Cottage rocked this
Pre-K pages uses it to create a bonfire for pretend play.
Pool Noodle Hacks:
The real reason you’re here 😉
Use it as a door stop with a genius idea from Red Delicious Life.
Make a much safer toy sword with an easy hack from Sophie’s World!
Replace worn out trampoline safety pads with this hack from A Thrifty Mom. Note: I can’t guarantee the safety of this (or anything here, for that matter).
Pre-K Pages uses it as a quick ‘n easy sign stand.
And finally, you’ll want to bookmark this for Halloween. Spaceships and Laserbeams has made it clear that you’ll want to stock up on pool noodles for October with 10 awesome Halloween hacks using pool noodles!
Looking for more? Check out my first pool noodles list for a zillion things to do with pool noodles! Click the image below.
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