Homemade Slip n Slide

By | May 23, 2012

Homemade Slip n Slide

Summer is here!! Summer is here!!  Are your kids out of school yet?  Well my daughter is out of preschool already and the boredom has set in (yeah and it is only the first week!) So I guess it is time to start thinking of some more fun summer activities to do with her that will keep her entertained longer since summer lasts for several months!

This weekend we made our own slip n slide.  I know you are probably asking “Why make one when I can just run to the store and buy one?”  And the answer is because for the same money (or less depending where you shop) you can make a bigger and better one with pretty much the same effort or less as the one you would buy at the store

I LOVE this slip n slide because it is so wide there are no worries about sliding off into the grass.  And it is long enough to go all the way down the hill in our back yard.  The plastic we used can be bought in different sizes so no matter how wide or long you need you can find the size you want.

My oldest daughter was so excited about this that the next morning (after playing on it for hours the day before) she insisted that she did not want to go to the zoo but stay home and play on the slide so by 10am she was out slipping n sliding.  My youngest on the other hand was not so impressed.  As soon as the water touched her foot she screamed.  I thought she would love it if she just tried it out so my oldest put her on her lap and went down but nope she was not having anything to do with our slide.   As a matter of fact she just walked over to her swing and wanted nothing to do with us… oh well more sliding for us (yeah you know I had to try it too!).

Check out our SUMMER FUN board on Pintrest for more great ideas!


Plastic sheeting (we used 10ft X 25ft)
Rocks (we used a big rock on each corner to hold in place)
Water hose


Unroll plastic sheeting and place rocks on four corners.
Wet plastic with water then leave water hose sitting on plastic to keep it wet and start sliding!
Trying to go down with Little Sister
I think I will just go on my swing!
Yep, clothes and all I had to give it a try… SUPER FUN!
I am Super Girl!!
I can do this all day!
I am fine right here, and don’t even think of spraying me with that water!

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32 thoughts on “Homemade Slip n Slide

  1. Phyllis

    That does look like a lot of fun! Thanks for linking up to the All Year Around Carnival!

  2. MomEO

    I can tell I’m going to have to come back here often when my kids started telling me “I’m bored” this summer!

    I’m a new follower from the blog hop. I hope you’ll stop by and visit!

  3. Gina

    Comng to you from the Finding New Friends Blog Hop. We made a slide similar to this at my uncles house and it ended in what turned out to be a mud pit! It was awesome!

  4. Jenni

    Just thinking about buying a slip and slide! This looks like a much better idea! Thanks for sharing! :)

  5. Dawn

    That does look like loads of fun. Can you believe we live in the mountains and don’t have a hill in our yard. LOL!
    Blessings, Dawn

  6. Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas

    Every time I see one of these, I want to slide! It looks like so much fun and the photos captured their happiness so well :)

    Thanks for sharing this on the Sunday Showcase – I have pinned this to our board.

  7. MC

    lol love your blog.. great expressions and ideas. love the pictures too. thanks.. will try.

  8. Angelia

    This is SIMPLY AWESOME!!!!!!!! I wish we have such a backyard in Singapore! Simple but WONDERFUL FUN!

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  11. Caitlin

    Where can you get the plastic sheeting from? I looked online at Homebase, Wickes and B&Q but couldn’t see it.



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