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Summer Fun: Make a DIY Sprinkler from a Recycled Bottle

By July 9, 2020No Comments

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Summer Fun: Make a DIY Sprinkler from a Recycled Soda Bottle

Cool off and get your kids involved in an activity for the afternoon by making your very own sprinkler! This DIY sprinkler made from a recycled soda bottle can actually be made from almost any type of plastic beverage container. So grab an empty milk carton, orange juice carton, or a soda bottle and some tape for backyard fun! Connect with us for more!

  • This project does need adult supervision.

Supplies

  • 2 Liter Soda Bottle (or similar container)
  • Duct Tape
  • Knife or other sharp objects

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How to make a Sprinkler from a Soda Bottle

  1. Have an adult poke hole in a line down the sides of the soda bottle with a knife.
  2. Connect the open end of the bottle to the end of a hose and wrap tightly with duct tape to connect the two together.
  3. Turn on the hose and wait for the pressure to build up.
  4. Water sprays out just like a real sprinkler!

Have fun jumping through the spraying water made from a recycled bottle!

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Extended Activity Ideas:

  • Make the sprinkler part of a backyard obstacle course. Jump through water, pop a water balloon over your head, wade through a kiddie pool, and hop over pool noodles lined up on the grass.
  • Experiment with different sizes of bottles. How is the spray different from each size of the bottle? What about smaller and larger holes in your DIY sprinkler?
  • Place bath coloring tablets in the bottle before you turn the hose on. What color is the water spraying from your DIY sprinkler?

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