How To Make Your Own Slip and Slide

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Ready to have some fun outside? I’ll show you how to make your own slip and slide- it doesn’t get any easier than this!

Materials Needed:

  • An inexpensive, heavy duty plastic drop cloth- This particular one cost around $3. You can find these plastic drop cloths in all different lengths & thicknesses in the paint section at Lowes.
  • Stakes-  I used the stakes from our croquet set, but any stakes you have on hand should work just fine.


Roll out your tarp, stake it down, wet it with a hose & have fun!


Add some kitchen soap for an even slipperier ride!

And the best part is:

When I would buy the “real” slip and slides, I hated when my kids were finished for the day. Leaving it staked to the lawn killed the grass and they never stored conveniently, but because I spent $15 on it, I couldn’t waste it and throw it away! Because this drop cloth was only $3, we played with it and simply tossed it in the recycle bin! Perfect!

We ended the day with some popsicles and enjoyed even more laughs! Such a fun summer day!slip in slide diy

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Wife, mom of 5, and creator of Somewhat Simple, Stephanie has a passion to create and inspire. She is an Orange County transplant who is now enjoying life in Phoenix, AZ. She enjoys traveling, shopping, organizing, cooking and creating simple projects for her home and family.
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  9. What a totally great idea! I love the fact that you can just toss ot when you’re done! I just signed up for the Lowes Magazine.

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