We interrupt the regularly scheduled tutorial promised for today (Mosaic Artwork is rescheduled for next Tuesday - Promise!) to bring you this exciting 65 Foot Slip and Slide Tutorial for two reasons:
1. My friend Kimba is having a party and I can't leave her hanging. Also, she has the perfect yard (and kids) for this particular idea. Per. Fect.
2.It's dang HOT out there and we all need a fun, inexpensive way to cool off AND keep our kids entertained. Am I right or am I right?
So, I'll cut the chatter and bring you....drum roll, please....
How To Make The World's Biggest Slip and Slide!
Heavy duty plastic sheeting - I found 8 x 400 ft for $35 at my local home improvement store.
Landscape anchor pins
Baby soap (optional)
Unroll the plastic to the desired length, mine was 65 feet. I chose to run it downhill, but it is possible to do this in a flat yard.
Fold in half lengthwise to have an extra layer between the kids and the ground. I ended up with a slide 4 x 65 feet.
Anchor the top of the slide into the ground using the landscape pins. I folded the plastic over about 2 inches, poked the pins into the plastic, then pounded the pins into the ground with a hammer. The extra fold gave me 4 layers to drive the pins into, giving the plastic more strength and reduced the chance of ripping.
Anchor the sides every 6 feet or so if it is a windy day. Pound the pins all the way in so kids don't get hurt.
Wet the length of the slide with the hose. To make it extra slick, squirt some baby soap onto the slide!
You can leave the hose at the top of the slide for lubrication, or you can attach a sprinkler head like I did, so the kids slide through a nice, cooling shower on the way down.
Now, invite all your friends and slide down on your butt:
On your stomach:
On your knees:
On an inner tube (the baby soap/inner tube combo is SUPER FAST)!
Go in a line one right after the other! Scream! Hoot! Laugh like a loon!
If you have a nice, smooth lawn you can unfold it to the full 8 feet and race each other!
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