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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    S.Kennedy says:

    Just found this site today (Saw it listed at nestnestingnested blog) and there are so many great ideas! Im definitely bookmarking this website!  Thanks.*

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    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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    signed up for Lowes Magazine.Thanks fir the idea. Great things in it.

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