Make It: The Best DIY Kids Activity Ever!

created at: 06/21/2011

For whatever reason, nothing seems to make kids happier than playing with water, especially during the summer!  Here's a great DIY activity project that will a) get them outside and b) keep them there (not to mention keep them entertained for hours).  

Known as a "water wall" this interactive toy is a great way to use up old containers and other miscellaneous junk while at the same time creating a stimulating outdoor activity for your kids.  The good folks at Playing by the Book show us how it's done, but first let's see what we'll need:

  • plastic bottles and containers
  • old garden hose or any kind of flexible tubing
  • scrap board to use as a wall
  • drill
  • butterfly/wing nuts
  • duct tape

From here, all you need to do is attach your containers and tubing in any kind of configuration you'd like, making sure that there are a few paths for the water to follow.  For more info on how to do this (with tips and pics), check out Playing by the Book.

P.S. There is a great roundup of water walls on Let the Children Play for more inspiration!

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Upcycled101 on May 07, 2013:

Cool cool idea..thank you posting...feel free to pop over at


Ruth on Jan 10, 2013:

Add some food dye to the water for more fun. Mixing primary colours can be a great surprise

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