TikToker Kate Bast (@thebastfamily) is a parent and content creator who often posts hacks, activities, and products for parents of small children. Recently, Bast shared a fun homemade hack that involves using a pool noodle to make a DIY sprinkler, and it’s a total outdoor playtime game changer.
In this edition of Bast’s video series titled, “Entertaining my toddler with things I have at home,” the clip opens with an overhead shot of the fun-loving mom poking holes in a blue pool noodle with a thin metal rod.
Bast uses a wine cork to seal one of the holes on each end of the pool noodle. She then plugs the hole at the other end with a garden hose.
The fun begins when Bast turns on the water, transforming what was once an ordinary pool noodle into a spouting sprinkler ready for little ones to jump around in, with adult supervision of course.
Viewers fell in love with Bast’s homemade outdoor activity idea.
“Oh wow, I’d never [have] thought of doing this,” one user said.
“What’s your IQ because [you’re a] genius,” joked one TikToker.
Other viewers pointed out that children aren’t the only ones who can reap the benefits of the homemade sprinkler system.
“Also a cheap way to make a soaker hose for the garden,” chimed in another viewer.
As evidenced in Bast’s video, it’s incredible how a little imagination and creativity can give random and ordinary household items a second life. From door safety guards to front porch decor to sprinklers, the versatility of pool noodles can’t be underestimated.
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