Make an Easy DIY Pool Noodle Sprinkler to Help Kids Stay Cool

Exciting and Affordable Ideas to Beat the Heat and Keep Kids Entertained During Summer Days

By Mary Shoemaker June 22, 2024

In search of budget-friendly ways to keep your kids engaged and refreshed during scorching summer days? A Macaroni KID Conejo Valley - Malibu - Calabasas top picks for beating the heat is creating a DIY Pool Noodle Sprinkler. It's a simple, cheap and quick project, requiring less than 15 minutes of your time, and utilizes everyday items that are likely already available in your home or can be easily found at your local discount or dollar type store. Moreover, involving the kids in the process can transform it into a delightful family activity.

Watch this quick 60-second video for details or read below for instructions.

Gather these items from around your house or pick them up at a discount or dollar type store.

Here's what you'll need:

  • Pool noodle
  • Heavy duty tape like duct tap
  • Wine cork
  • Golf tees  - one for each child who wants to help
  • Optional:  straws


  1. First use the wine cork to plug the end of the pool noodle.
  2. Cover it with tape to prevent any water leakage.
  3. Use a golf tee to poke lots of holes in the pool noodle - The kids can help! 
  4. Optional:  For a longer water stream, insert straws into the holes.
  5. Finally, insert the hose into the opposite end
  6. Turn on the water.

That's it! 

These sprinklers can work hanging or lying on the ground, so play around to see what your family likes best. Have fun!

Mary Shoemaker

This previously shared article has been updated by Macaroni KID Conejo Valley - Malibu - Calabasas