Jennifer Garner DIYed Her Own Backyard Dunk Tank, And Now We Want One

published Jul 22, 2020
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Jennifer Garner
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If you haven’t been following Jennifer Garner on Instagram, you’re missing out. She has proved time and time again that she is an American treasure with her hilariously endearing videos on Instagram. We love watching Garner at home, whether it’s her #pretendcookingshow, playing “What’s in my bag?”, or showing us what laundry day looks like at her house.

In a video posted over the weekend, Garner DIYed her very own dunk tank. She credits user @joyhorgan for the idea by thanking her in the caption. The video, which has already been viewed almost 2.7 million times, starts out with a closeup of her clamping down some plywood, putting on safety goggles, and dusting off her jig saw, set to the familiar theme song whistle from “The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly.”

The intrigue continues as she gets to work, sawing and sanding pieces by hand. It’s still not clear yet at this point just how the pieces of her dunk tank project will come together.

Next she’s seen tightening the screws of a metal hinge holding together two pieces of wood, followed by quick spray painting to create what looks like a makeshift target. She then proceeds to secure a large bucket, fills it with water, and tightens a few loose ends all before the big reveal—and it’s so worth it.

The camera zooms out and viewers finally get a first look at the DIY dunk tank, which she secured to a wooden kids playhouse in her backyard. And of course, Garner saves the best for last, because what good is a dunk tank if you can’t take it for a test run? She sits in the seat under the bucket and the person filming her successfully throws a tennis ball at the spray painted bullseye, dumping the enormous bucket of water over her.

Garner is soaked but still leaps up gleefully and calls for her kids to join her in the backyard. Mission accomplished!