Scientists call it polyvinyl chloride but to me PVC stands for Pretty Versatile Component. I feel like it's been nudging out wood and fabric lately to take its rightful place in the DIY Hall of Fame. Why is this rather unremarkable-looking pipe so remarkable? It's readily available (at any hardware store), its cheap and it is so versatile. All you need is a little imagination and perhaps some inspiration. Here, a dozen terrific DIY kids projects using PVC pipe: Many of these links include instructions if you'd like to give these exact projects a try. But you really can use this pipe in a myriad of ways for indoor and outdoor fun.
1. Outdoor Movie Screen
2. Sand Table (or water table or sensory table...)
3. Upright Sprinkler
4. Soccer Goal
5. Shuttle Launcher
6. Merry-Go-Round Book Caddy
7. Puppet Theater
8. Weaving Loom
9. Party Backdrop (or photo booth backdrop!)
10. Bike/Trike/Kid Wash
11. On the Ground Sprinkler
12. Collapsible Playhouse
If you have a great PVC pipe project to share, leave a link in the comments or write us at firstname.lastname@example.org!
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