It’s summer and you can find pool noodles everywhere! Did you know that pool noodles are good for a whole lot more besides floating? In fact, I rounded up a list of over 50 things you can make with pool noodles.
And because pool noodles are so cheap (check the Dollar Tree), there’s no budget to hold you back from loads of summer fun!
Over 50 Things You Can Make With Pool Noodles
If you’ve been a mom very long, you know by now that many times kids LOVE homemade toys more than expensive store bought toys. Here are a few solutions for you to pull out of your pocket to change up the day to day summer routine. Keep them entertained with something new and you might even find time to grab a few peaceful moments for yourself.
Check out these toys you can make with pool noodles:
As the summer wears on and the temperatures escalate, sometimes you need to bring the summer fun indoors to escape the heat.
The kids will love these inside games you can make with pool noodles:
- Pool Noodle Card Holder
- Popsicle Memory Game
- Pool Noodle Bath Pit
- Pool Noodle Chain Activities
- Pool Noodle Water Wall
- Surfing on Dry Land
- Marble Track Run
- Indoor Javelin Throw
- Sculpture Making
- Bongo Balance Board
Amp up outdoor play with these creative games and activities. Some are educational, some build coordination skills and some involve water to cool off on a hot summer day.
Here are nine outside games you can create with pool noodles:
- DIY Fact or Fiction Saltwater Crocodile Game
- MARK’S DIY POOL NOODLE JAVALIN TOSS
- Pool Noodle Abacus
- DIY Race Track
- Back Yard Hoops Course
- Back Yard Obstacle Course
- Pool Noodle Sprinkler
- Ring Toss & Other Pool Noodle Games
- DIY Kiddie Car Wash
Simple Crafts & Projects
Encourage creativity and dexterity with these simple crafts and projects you can create from pool noodles. These ideas might also buy you some peace and quiet.
Here are 14 crafts you can make with pool noodles:
- Summer Wreath
- Modern DIY Wreath
- DIY Fall Wreath
- DIY Garland
- Napkin Ring Holders
- Flower Bouquet
- Birthday Candles Decoration
- Decorative Nautical Pilings From Pool Noodles
- Patriotic Pool Noodle Firecrackers
- Jack’s Beanstalk
- Wicked Witch Decoration
- Truffula Trees
- Sucker B-Day Party Decorations
Household and Travel Hacks
Before you start to think pool noodles are for kids only, check out these handy household and travel hacks:
- Boot Shapers
- Door Stop
- Floating Cooler
- Bed Caster Covers
- DIY Crib Teething Rail
- Car Door Protector
- DIY Car Top Kayak Rack
What are you waiting for? Pack up the kiddos and head to Dollar Tree to load up on pool noodles for a summer full of fabulously frugal fun!