Homemade Sprinkler

Does this crack anyone else up or is it just me?!?! Heck, I’m laughing even now as I’m typing this. When I saw this fantastically awesome idea here I knew I had to give it a try.
Here is all you need.
* A Hose (duh)
* Duct Tape
* Empty 2 liter bottle

How simple is that!??!

Use a small screw driver or something to poke holes in the plastic bottle. I poked too many and water was shooting everywhere. Even under the sprinkler. So maybe just on 3 sides of the bottle.

Tape the bottle to the hose and have at it!

I think my neighbors were all wishing they lived somewhere else this day. Because, of course, we did this in my front yard =o) Just bringing a little small town back into this small town!

My daughter LOVED it!!!

I’m figuring this project cost me less than a dollar. (I’m not including the price of the soda. We drank that.) =o)Have at it folks! It’s still cracking me up!!!
Print Friendly


  1. I made one of those too – I actually let my dog play with it and it was so funny! Yours turned out much better than mine:)

  2. That is so darn funny, Erin. Who knew a soda bottle could be so much fun, and what would we ever do without duct tape?

  3. Anonymous says:

    Looks like a hootin ~ hollering good time!!

    I see Pacific Northwest and imagine you must live right by me!! 🙂 Likely you live far, far away from Vancouver… If not though, we should be friends!

    I just found your site today, and love all your fun activities! 🙂


  4. I LOVE it and I’m gonna do it! Simple and cheap is the best!

  5. You come up with the best ideas! That is too cute! Your kids must have loved it. Recycling at its best:)

  6. That is hilarious! I love it and can’t wait to try it!

  7. oh wow! love this! gave you an award at my blog


  8. OMG! This is so cool! Love it!
    Win a $25 Target GC!

  9. That is just brilliant. However, sadly here in Australia – sprinklers are a thing of the past! This drought has made watering the lawn near impossible.

  10. gave you an award at my blog


  11. Glad you had fun with it! You’re right, too – holes on three sides of the bottle is best 🙂

  12. Erin, I love this idea! I really am so glad I found your blog- it’s definitely getting added to my feed reader 🙂 I would love it if you’d add some of your ideas to my Sharing Time Link Up posts sometimes! A new one goes up every Sunday & is open for the full week.

  13. Great idea! I also want to have homemade water sprinkler. Thanks for sharing this post. I’ve got an idea.


  14. this is just awesome.. just stumbled upon this on pinterest! 🙂

  15. just wanted to leave you a note to let you know we made a spinkler & i blogged about it.. linking back to you! 🙂 thanks again for sharing! 🙂

  16. So awesome, so fun, so loving it. Just pinned this so we can do it when we get home from vacation.

  17. Love this! Sharing it with my Facebook readers. 🙂

  18. great idea! 🙂 lisa

  19. Anonymous says:

    Good post and Smart Blog
    Thanks for your good information and i hope to subscribe and visit my blog Ancient Greece and more The Story Evolves thanks again admin

  20. Great idea! I imagine you could make any number of variations depending on where you put the holes in the bottle. Please stop by and link this post to Artsy Play Wednesday on Capri + 3. It is a new weekly linky featuring posts about arts, crafts and play activities. I hope to see you there.

    : 0 ) Theresa

  21. I like that it’s light enough that the kids can carry it around and spray each other

  22. Theresa says:

    Love this idea. So simple and fun. And great way to recycle soda bottles.

  23. What a great idea! I am always looking for good, inexpensive ideas like this to do with my kids around the house. They love the water. Thanks for sharing this. I put a link to this idea in one of my articles about spending time with your kids.

  24. Pretty! This was an extremely wonderful post. Thanks for providing this information.|


  1. […] need to spend money on a sprinkler for your kids to play in. Use this smart DIY trick that will keep the kids cool and water the lawn at the same […]

  2. […] Photo credit: Summerly Homes, Making Memories.  […]

  3. […] Photo credit: Summerly Homes, Making Memories.  […]

  4. […] Or how about a homemade sprinkler to keep cool, like this one from Making Memories. […]

  5. […] From makingmemorieswithyourkids.com […]

  6. […] ***Since writing this article, I found a really cool idea for a homemade water sprinkler (since its summer now). Try it out! Makingmemorieswithyourkids.com. […]

  7. […] a foto: makingmemorieswithyourkids […]

  8. […] 19. If it gets too hot or if the kids need something to do, make a homemade sprinkler or provide other outdoor activities for kids play (Via Making Memories With Your Kids) […]

  9. […] 1. Run through the sprinkler. Don’t have one? Make your own by decorating a 2-liter plastic bottle with Sharpie designs, poke holes in it, and attach it to your hose. Check out how Dean McDermott did his here. […]

  10. […] 1. Run through the sprinkler. Don’t have one? Make your own by decorating a 2-liter plastic bottle with Sharpie designs, poke holes in it, and attach it to your hose. Check out how Dean McDermott did his here. […]

Leave a Comment