It’s the end of summer. It’s been hot, most days, and my kids are getting BORED with all of the same toys they’ve been playing with ALL summer long.
Sound familiar to anyone else?
Well, when my friend Karen posted something similar to this on Facebook, she told me “Necessity is the mother of invention.” How true, how true! And behold, the homemade splash pad was born! AKA – The Hillbilly Slip-N-Side!
Here’s how I made ours:
I had a couple of those cheap plastic paint tarps laying around, still unopened. And on a day when my kids were going NUTS from boredom, I whipped one of those $2 tarps out, put on our swim suites & we headed out the door. I laid the tarp in the grass, hooked up the trusty spinning Elmo sprinkler, squirted baby soap all over the tarp & said, “Let the fun begin!!”
The laughs could be heard for miles!!
*As with any water play, use caution when playing in the splash pad with children. There’s a lot of slippery slipping & sliding & splashing going on. Join in the fun, adults! And play with care!