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Summer Fun! Create a DIY Sprinkler to Keep Cool!

June 5, 2014
By: Tracy Gallagher, Macaroni Kid Brewster
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Tracy Gallagher
Kids and water are just a natural combination in the summer. When the weather is warm, why not create your own sprinkler system using materials found around the house? I first saw the idea for this "soda bottle" sprinkler in Family Fun magazine. With just a few tweaks to the original instructions, we were able to create an afternoon of water fun with no money spent!

Ready to create your own? It's easy.

First gather up your materials:
  • 1 2-liter soda bottle, washed and clean
  • Skewer or scissors
  • Duct tape
  • Garden hose
And then follow these easy steps:
  1. Pierce one side of the clean soda bottle with about 12 holes using the skewers or a pair of scissors.
  2. The original directions said to buy a 3/4 inch female by 3/4 inch female swivel hose adapter, BUT with me being the crafty person I am, I just used duct tape to secure the bottle to the hose and saved a few dollars! After all I wanted to keep it green by recycling and not spending any green.
  3. Once the bottle is attached with the adapters or duct tape, turn the water on full blast! The more water pressure you have the higher it will squirt out.
When the kids have finished playing with the sprinkler, it is perfect for watering the veggie garden or flowers.