What's better in the summer than playing around in the water? Lounging in the pool, water balloon fights, and playing in the sprinklers helps us forget how much it sucks to be outside in 100+ degree weather.
Sprinklers are especially fun to play around in, particularly if you have kids; they go crazy over jumping through them. Sprinklers can get pretty expensive, but to combat this obvious treachery, people have begun channeling their inner MacGyver and building sprinklers out of junk at home.
To help give you an idea on how to better stay cool this summer, here are five DIY sprinklers made from upcycled materials.
What better to make a sprinkler with than a plastic bottle? Literally, everyone has one in his or her house somewhere.
Sometimes it's better to have a bigger sprinkler because they are more fun to jump through.
My Homespun Threads has made an awesome square sprinkler "pad" using PVC pipe. It is the perfect jumping through size. If I made this, I would drill holes at different angles on the pipe so water goes in every direction rather than just up.
Sometimes kids don't want to just jump through sprinklers. Kids are very imaginative, and they get bored easy. So they want stuff that is exciting.
It doesn't get more upcycled than this.
PBJ Stories has turned an old, boring hula hoop into a new, exciting sprinkler. This is such a clever way to bring new life to old, unused toys. I would do the same thing I mentioned in the first PVC pipe sprinkler.
While this last item isn't technically just a sprinkler, I felt I needed to include it because of its sheer awesomeness.
Do you have any other good ideas for homemade DIY-style sprinklers? Tell me below, or make your own tutorial for the whole MacGyverisms community to enjoy!