Monday, September 3, 2012

It's Our very Own Splash Pad

While the weather is still HOT outside and my parents have closed their pool, it was time to get creative with how we'd enjoy being outside without melting.  Normally I'd turn on the sprinkler and let our son run around in it, but I wanted our girls to enjoy this too.  Luckily we had a clean never used tarp in our garage.  I lied it out, put the Hop-Scotch sprinkler on top of it and presto, a large area for everyone to jump, run and splash around in.  The water stayed on the tarp so it eventually became a slip 'n' slide for them too, plus I got to sit on the tarp and was able to stay cool.  I added a few plastic balls, and 2.5 hours later I called it quits for dinner.  
I couldn't find our small metal stakes to tie down the corners and again with our neighborhood wind, so I used our patio chairs.  




13 comments:

  1. I love this - easy to store. Thank you for sharing this!

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  2. Will definitely try this out! Thanks!

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  3. I have a birthday party for my two-year-old this weekend and we're planning an outdoor swim party water bash kind of thing. This is PERFECT! We have 10-month-old twins and I'm so happy to find a way for them to participate in the fun safely. Thanks for sharing this great idea. :)

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  4. This is the perfect thing for the summer!!! I can't wait to do this!

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  5. What a great idea! Your kids are darling!

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  6. Love it and I know any kid would too! I'm going to copy your great idea! Thanks!!

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  7. This was a great idea! What size tarp did you use?

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  8. Love it! Going to do it this weekend for our backyard party.

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  9. excellent idea! I am going to do this...

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  10. Excellent. And may I recommend plastic tent stakes as opposed to metal stakes.

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  11. Will have to try this with my grandchildren...

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