Pool noodles are very versatile. You can play with them in the pool, pretend they are swords, or cut them up and craft with them. Take the noodles out of the pool and try one of these DIY projects this summer. These are all very simple crafts that the whole family can enjoy.
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Pool Noodle Marble Run
This is a really fun activity for all ages. Cut your pool noodles in half length-wise to make this entertaining marble run.
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Pool Noodle Ring Toss
Wouldn't this be the perfect outdoor summer activity? Get the whole family together for this fun and easy DIY project and game.
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DIY Outdoor Bowling Lane
Create a bowling lane with the pool noodles you have lying around or buy them at the dollar store. This DIY can be used all summer long to play bowling with friends and family.
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Apple Craft With Pool Noodles
Turn pool noodles into a great kids' craft with this project. Use the noodles to stamp red ink apples and add some green leaves. This would make a great gift for your child's teacher.Continue to 5 of 35 below.
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DIY Pool Noodle Summer Wreath
Make a colorful summer wreath for your door with this craft tutorial. Start with a pool noodle and add everything else from there.
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Pool Noodle Boats
How cute are these boats made from pool noodles? You're also going to need some craft foam sheets and straws. Float a bunch of these in the tub or in the pool.
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Pool Noodle Play House
Build a super cool fort using pool noodles and a couple of blankets. Your kids will love this idea. This playhouse will provide hours of playtime.
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Foam Bow and Arrow
Your kiddos will have so much fun crafting this bow and arrow from pool noodles. These will provide hours of outdoor play.Continue to 9 of 35 below.
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Pool Noodle Water Wall
This neat craft and activity will keep your kids busy all summer long. Doesn’t this water wall look like so much fun?
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Pool Noodle Pom-Pom Shooter
Play this entertaining pom-pom shooter game inside or out. This is a great game for all ages.
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Jumbo Popsicle Garland
Have a summer popsicle party with this garland tutorial using popsicle sticks. These giant popsicles are bright, colorful and easy to make!
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Channel your inner Jedi with these DIY lightsabers made from pool noodles. This is a Star Wars staple for your little fans and essential for summer outdoor playtime.Continue to 13 of 35 below.
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What's more fun than blowing bubbles in the summer? Make these cute pool noodle wand flowers to help with blowing bubbles.
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Pool Noodle Sprinkler
A great way for your kiddos to cool off on a hot summer day. They will have fun helping to make this sprinkler and then running through it.
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Pool Noodle Tic Tac Toe
Play a game of tic tac toe with your kids using pool noodles for the X's and O's and sidewalk chalk for the board. You can also use pool noodles for the game board to make a floating one!
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Pool noodles make great hoops, and you can adjust the size of the hoop depending on the size of the beachball you use. You can even put the hoop up sideways for a different way to shoot hoops.Continue to 17 of 35 below.
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Pool Noodle Planes
Outside and inside these airplanes will be flying all over. This cool project will also teach kids about the dynamics of balance and design of planes.
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Pool Noodle Race Track
Grab a giant noodle, toothpicks, cardstock, and some glue to create a race track for hours of fun with toy cars. Prop the race track up on a chair, table, or whatever to get the slant needed for the cars to go racing to the finish line.
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Pool Noodle Racquet Ball
Pool noodles, mesh bags, and a little duct tape can make these neat foam racquets to play racquetball. Use a lightweight rubber ball, and hit the ball back and forth. What a fun game for the entire family can play as teams or single players.
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Pool Noodle Stick Pony
Remember those childhood days of riding around on a stick wooden stick hobby horse? Well, now you can make stick ponies from swimming pool noodles. You will also need some twine or rope, felt, wiggly eyes, and hot glue.Continue to 21 of 35 below.
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Pool Noodle Alphabet Basket
All you need is one pool noodle, a basket, and a permanent marker, and you can create an alphabet basket. It's such a fun way to teach letters to kids.
Pool Noodle Alphabet Basket for Learning Letters from The Educators Spin On It
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Pool Noodle Garland
Get festive and make a garland out of pool noodles for your next backyard pool party. Pick out your favorite colors for a fun and easy project.
DIY Pool Noodle Garland from The Pretty Life Girls
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Pool Noodle Luminaries
These pool noodle luminaries are so cute you'll want to make a few of these to float in the pool at night. What a pretty and simple way to decorate your pool, whether for a night swim or nighttime gathering with family and friends.
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Pool Noodle Telescope
Ahoy, me mateys! Turn pool noodles into telescopes for hours of fun and imaginative playtime. Use a sharpie to draw a skull and crossbones on the telescope or whatever design you want.Continue to 25 of 35 below.
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Pool Noodle Rocket Flinger
What's more fun than seeing who can fling a rocket the farthest? These simple (and safe) rocket flingers are perfect for a group project for kids during the summer. Made of only a noodle, craft foam, rubber bands, and a bit of duct tape, these rockets will be a hit. Don't forget the fins as they make these fling really far!
Pool Noodle Rocket Flinger from Frugal Fun for Boys and Girls
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DIY Toss Game
Make a toss game out of pool noodles for hours of fun. It's a great game for a kid's outdoor activity or birthday party, family backyard bbq, or gathering.
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Pool Noodles and Golf Tees
Who knew that pool noodles and golf tees could make such cool figures and creations. Let your kids' imaginations soar, and you'll see everything from robots, snakes, and more.
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Pool Noodle Swords
Swords are always a hit for kids and adults alike. These pool noodle swords are so simple, and they even have a hilt (the handle for holding onto).Continue to 29 of 35 below.
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Pool Noodle Stress Relievers
You know those stress balls that you squeeze to help relieve stress? Well, an inexpensive and similar way you can make a stress reliever is with a pool noodle. Look for ones in different shapes, such as flowers and with ridges, too.
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What better way to relax on a hot summer day than in the pool and with the beverages close by? All you need is a pool noodle, plastic storage container, and some waterproof nylon rope and you'll have a "boat" of drinks floating nearby.
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Name Activities for Kids With Pool Noodles
Kids will love learning how to spell their names and other words using pool noodle blocks with letters on them. A plastic bin with a lid is the perfect storage and also for using the edge of the bin to put the blocks on.
Name Activities for Kids With Pool Noodles from Early Learning Ideas
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Fourth of July Wreath
Pool noodles make great bases for wreaths, and with a bit of fabric, ribbon, star stickers, packing tape, and a hot glue gun, you can make this one to put on your front door in celebration of the Fourth of July.Continue to 33 of 35 below.
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Pool Noodle Lawn Golf Course
Create a lawn golf course in your backyard for loads of family fun. Simply grab some pool noodles to make the clubs, holes, and use a ping pong ball for the golf ball.
DIY Pool Noodle Lawn Golf Course from Surviving a Teachers Salary
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Pool Noodle Birthday Candles
Celebrate birthdays by setting up large birthday candles in the front yard so everyone knows there's a birthday in the house that day. Kids will have so much fun making these and helping set them up in the yard.
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Pool Noodle Flower Bouquet
Make a bouquet of flowers for the mother in the house out of pool noodles and pipe cleaners. The perfect gift from kids for Mothers Day or mom's birthday.