My kiddo is a huge fan of slip and slides! Last year we bought 3 slip and slides and lined them all up together to make one monstrous slip and slide. The problem is that it can be expensive to buy that many slip and slides. Especially if you want one or two lanes, which let’s admit it… no one wants a single lane slip and slide!
So, this year we wanted something more cost friendly. I looked up numerous DIY slip and slide tutorials and tweeked them to come up with this EPIC slip and slid that your kids will not soon forget! The cost for this DIY is around $30. One 2 lane slip and slide retails for $24 here. So, for what we’re looking to do this fit the budget nicely! This post contains some affiliate links for your convenience. This means I may receive a small commission if you purchase anything through these links. Click here to read my full disclosure policy.
*As always use your best judgement when building your slide. I do not accept any responsibility for any property damage or injury that may occur when using the slide! 😉
What I love most about this slip and slide is that is FAR better than any other store bought slip and slide out there! Trust me, we’ve tested a lot of brands too!
So let me show you how EASY this slip and slide is to make!
*3M Plastic Roll (Found in most paint section of hardware stores)
*8 pool noodles (Dollar Tree has them for $1 each)
*Gorilla double sided tape
*A fun sprinkler
*Patio rug stakes (optional)
Step #1: Roll out your plastic and flatten it out as much as you can. It’s good to cut the grass good and short where you plan on putting the slide. Note: White plastic is great for this, but black plastic is also fine. Just be aware that the black plastic gets extremely hot.
Lay out the pool noodles along each side with about 5-6″ apart. The pool noodles serve as a soft bumper edge and also helps to hold the water on the slide.
Step #3: Take your 2×4 and cut it to how wide your slide will be. Leave about a foot on each side for a later step. Lay the 2×4 along one of the short ends of the plastic. This is where the start of the slide will be. The 2×4 will help you to secure the slide into the ground and prevent the plastic from ripping when the slide is being used.
Fold the wood over inside the plastic about 3-4 times. Secure with Gorilla tape on the last fold.