DIY a Giant Slip n’ Slide

August 25, 2015

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Who loves Summer?! This family sure does. With a long Winter ahead, we spend as much time outdoors as we can all Summer long. We are lucky enough to live on a big hill, a big long one. So, we thought, since we use that baby for tobogganing on the snow… why not DIY a giant slip n’ slide out in the sun?

Oh yeah! I said, slip n’ slide! Are you having childhood flashbacks? Watch my brand new YouTube video to see how it all went down…

We grabbed a box of marine boat wrap (they use it to shrink-wrap boats before going into storage). It is essentially a very thick poly product, doesn’t easily puncture, stretch or tear. This thing is 40 feet wide, and 125 feet long… you can get some real mileage out of your turn! (This post may contain affiliate links. This means, should you end up making a purchase, advertisers give me a small percentage of that sale, at absolutely NO EXTRA COST to you. Click here for full disclosures).

Roll that sucker down the hill, and unfold it to maximum size…

Have some good old fashioned Summer fun with the family with this DIY slip-n-slide! Just a few simple steps to a whole lotta slip and slide action!

Secure the top corners and edges of your slip n’ slide with tent pegs.  All that’s left to do is squeeze a little dish soap on the slide, and turn on the water. A simple home sprinkler will do.

Have some good old fashioned Summer fun with the family with this DIY slip-n-slide! Just a few simple steps to a whole lotta slip and slide action!

Grab your family and friends, get some party snacks, and have a day full of fun!

Have some good old fashioned Summer fun with the family with this DIY slip-n-slide! Just a few simple steps to a whole lotta slip and slide action!

Summer is not over yet y’all! Take advantage of these warm weekends with the kids. If you liked this post, make sure to subscribe to my brand new YouTube Channel!! I’m just getting started, and I’ll be sharing all kinds of fun, DIY, and crafty projects! See you there!

Watch the video! Have some good old fashioned Summer fun with the family with this DIY slip-n-slide -- Just a few simple steps to a whole lotta slip and slide action!

 

15 thoughts on “DIY a Giant Slip n’ Slide

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  4. Kari

    WOW that looks like a blast! Hard to say whether my nephew or me would enjoy it more! I have a low slope hill I can get water to – just need the poly. What did that big piece of Poly cost and did you buy it from a boat storage place or where?

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    1. freshcrush Post author

      Hi Kari — Thanks so much, it was soooo fun! We got our piece from our local marine shop (they handle storing boats for winter), and we had a connection over there, so our cost was low. But, I know a roll of plastic the size that we purchased can be as much as $150 or $200. Not inexpensive. But keep in mind, it was 125 feet long. If you want to keep costs low, I would also check out home depot or your local hardware store for “heavy duty plastic sheeting”… I’ve seen smaller pieces there ranging between $35 and $100 depending on how much material you need. Good luck!!

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  5. Tiffany

    Hi, Jen ~ This is so awesome! I have got to pick up some of that boat wrap! Of course then I would need a hill… :0) OMG! Your video was so much fun! Now, I want summer to stick around for awhile!

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  6. Jessica

    Oh Jen, This was an awesome, entertaining video! Was that all captured on a smart phone and selfie stick? I love the aerial view shot and I loved it when your daughter was screaming, “this is awesome”—-JEN’S got her COOL factor going on! Great video!

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    1. freshcrush Post author

      Thanks Jess! It was so fun, we have a special waterproof camera (called a Drift Camera), and yep, it was on a stick. That’s one of my favourite parts too — you know what a kid shouts out “this is awesome”, you’re doing something right! hahah :)

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