Build Your Own Sprinkler

Our summer has not been super warm yet, but the kiddos don’t seem to mind.  They have been splashing in the pool and loving being at the lake.  Today they really wanted to run through the sprinkler, but when we pulled it out it was broken.  Boo!  I have seen some wonderful sprinklers made out of PVC pipe on Pinterest that I would love to make with the kids.  However, we needed a quick simple option for today.  With a few simple steps, you can Build Your Own Sprinkler too.

Homemade Sprinkler ~ Recycled Materials


  • Sturdy Plastic Bottle ~ from our recycling bin
  • Tyvek Tape
  • Drill
  • Garden Hose that you can tape to.

Homemade Sprinkler ~ Recycled Materials We attached the garden hose to the bottle with Tyvek tape.  I’m sure most any waterproof tape would work.  Then the kids drilled a number of holes in the top and sides of the bottle.  Depending on how you want your sprinkler to shoot, will depend on where you place the holes.  The kids wanted water spurting everywhere so choose to drill holes in all directions.

Homemade Sprinkler ~ Recycled Materials

It was so simple to make.  I love that Kaleb is so great with power tools.  He spends a lot of time helping his Dad build and was super excited to show Chuck what he created.  So cute!

Homemade Sprinkler ~ Made with Recycled Materials

The kids sprinkler worked great! My favorite part is that we didn’t need to spend money on a new one and the kids had the fun of creating their own.  I was surprised at how easy it was and that it only took the kids a few minutes to build.

Homemade Sprinkler ~ made with recycled materials

The kids loved running and playing in it.

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23 thoughts on “Build Your Own Sprinkler

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  5. Super crafty! I never would have thought of that! The kids will totally get a kick out of this, especially now that it’s starting to warm up. Thanks for the post!


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  9. Great idea. I especially love that you let your son use a power tool. So unheard of with todays parents. Maybe next time he can show his sisters how to do the same. Love it! Thank you for sharing.

  10. Instead of a drill, I use an old broad skewer heated in our gas hob. This has worked for us for many years for marking property, building hamster runs out of 2l bottles, and generally cutting any plastic as I need.

  11. Awesome overload! I had this pinned on pinterest but the person whom I’ve repinned it to who reppined it from another pinner had the link changed :-/ Anyway, it’s great that I’ve found where it originally came from! Will be giving you (especially your kids!) the credits you deserve.
    Hoping for more fun and easy crafts to come! Stay happy :)

    xoxo Snuggle Plush

  12. We made one for our grandma using an adapter bought at the hardware store. She uses hers to water the yard. Since it is light weight and easy to replace if it breaks, it is working out great for her.

  13. I love this idea! What clever kidlets you have there. It’s summer here now, and this is definitely happening this weekend!

    Thanks for sharing!


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