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Fun Things To Do With Pool Noodles

Pool noodles, those colorful, buoyant foam tubes, aren't just for the pool anymore. These versatile and inexpensive items can be transformed into a myriad of fun crafts that will delight both kids and adults alike. From imaginative toys to practical household items, pool noodles offer endless possibilities for creative expression. So, grab your scissors, glue, and a handful of pool noodles, and let's dive into the world of crafting adventures!

Noodle Rainbow

Pool noodle craft 1


Flip Flop Costumes

Pool noodle craft 2

Pepper & Buttons

Hobby Horses

Pool noodle craft 3

Buzzcuts & Ponytails

Toss Game

Pool noodle craft 4


Closet Hoops

Pool noodle craft 5


Halloween Spider Costume

Spider craft

Jill Fitzgibbons,


Campfire craft

Crafty-Crafty, Pinterest

Car Rack Protectors

Car rack protectors

The Family Handyman

Paintbrush Holder

Paintbrush holder

The Family Handyman

Baby Crib Rail Bumpers

Pool Noodle Baby Crib Rail Bumpers, covered in cloth, by

Toddler Counter Bumpers

Pool Noodle Toddler Counter Bumpers, by Joellyn Benjamin Clark via Pinterest

Joellyn Benjamin Clark, Pinterest

Car Door Bumper

Pool Noodle Car Door Bumper, by Joe Truini with

Joe Truini,

Garden Hose Sprinkler

Pool Noodle Sprinkler connected to garden hose, by Make It and Love It

Make It and Love It

Bed Bumpers for Kids

Pool Noodle Bed Edge Bumpers for Kids, from Baby Needs, via pinterest 

Baby Needs, Pinterest

Garden Stakes

Pool Noodle Garden Stakes to support young plants, from

Clothes Hangers

Pool Noodle Clothes Hangers, by How Does She pool noodle article 

How Does She

Boot Stands

Pool Noodle Boot Stands, from Lesley Braate, via pinterest

Lesley Braate, Pinterest

Pool Noodle Elf Legs

Pool Noodle Elf Legs by Julie Knotts via pinterest 

Julie Knotts, Pinterest 

Football Goal Posts

Football Goal Posts, from FamilyFun, now Just use wood or steel stakes to hold noodles in the ground.

Kick Croquet Lawn Game

Kick Croquet Lawn Game, by Inner Child Fun, is a fun game for kids to burn off some energy.

Inner Child Fun

Ring Toss Game

Pool Noodle Ring Toss game, from the Joys of Boys, with instructions on 5 summer pool noodle Activities

Joys of Boys

Trampoline Spring Protectors

Trampoline Spring Protectors, from on their page of simple ideas that are borderline genius!

Backyard Water Park

Backyard Water Park ideas; from Event Horizons comes Noodle Sprinklers, with detailed pics on construction.

Event Horizons

Floating Pool Shade

Floating Pool Shade, from, made from pvc pipe and pool noodles.

Floating Pool Table

Floating In-Pool Table, from Lifehacker, made from a cutting board and a pool noodle.


Beverage Boat

Noodley Beverage Boat, from, made from a plastic storage box, string, and a pool noodle

Javelin Toss

Pool Noodle Javelin Toss is from the Hallmark Channel, with complete instructions on how to make it with 8 pool noodles.

Hallmark Channel

Shopping Cart Bumper

Shopping Cart Bumper, from Living My LIfe on Purpose, safe and sanitary!

Living My Life on Purpose

Noodle Raft

Pool Noodle Raft, from the Headley House, could be a lifesaver if marooned on a desert island!

Headley House

Flip Flop Wreath

Flip Flop Wreath, from Fox Hollow Cottage, shows how to make a pool noodle wreath, for any season!

Fox Hollow Cottage

Marble Race Track

Marble Race Track, from HomeSpun Threads, easy to make race track.

HomeSpun Threads

With a little creativity and a few pool noodles, the possibilities for fun and imaginative crafts are endless. Whether you're looking for ways to entertain the kids on a summer afternoon or want to add a touch of whimsy to your home decor, pool noodles are a versatile and budget-friendly option. So, gather your supplies and let your creativity run wild as you embark on crafting adventures with pool noodles!

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