Remember when you were a kid? Remember the joy of running through the sprinklers in the yard? Well, yesterday I decided I needed to water the grass, and my daughter wanted to play in the water. The problem was I didn’t have a sprinkler. Sure I could go buy one, but where is the fun in that. Here is a quick, easy and fun project that will make some memories for your kiddos.
I grabbed an empty two liter bottle and my drill and to work we went. First I took the bottle and drilled holes all the way around the top in a straight line. Then I made another row just below that, staggering them.
Next, I took the lid and cut a hole in it so that the end of the hose fit in snugly. This does work best if your hose doesn’t have a nozzle on it. (I will probably update this to work with a nozzle in the future.)
Slide the hose into the cap, then screw the cap onto the bottle. Lastly, where would any DIY project be without duct tape? For a quick fix, I used duct tape to fix the hose to the cap. I am going to be changing this to a more professional solution at some point, (maybe). 🙂
The result is a cool looking sprinkler that the girls enjoyed running through. There are several variations you could do, like drilling holes down one side, and laying the bottle on its’ side. I left the 7up label on my sprinkler because I thought it looked cool. Next, I’m going to make a Coke one, and set ’em out so the girls can run between the two of them. These sprinklers will bring lots of cool fun during the hot summer, and the best part is they will cost you virtually nothing to make. It only took me 5 minutes to build and set up in the yard. So go make some fun in the sun!