Camping Hand Washing Station

hand washign station

I saw this idea on Pinterest and loved it.  Unfortunately it was just an image on Pinterest so I don’t know who to give credit to.   Regardless, I knew we had to try it out on our next camping trip.  And it was perfect!  My kids and I could wash our hands without having to trek to the bathrooms a million times a day.  And the best part, my kids actually wanted to wash their hands.  (Is it just me because sometimes getting my kids to wash their hands is a chore?)

hand washing station

Easy peasy!  You’ll need a water jug, bungee cords, a paper towel holder, paper towels and foaming hand soap.  (Trust me, foaming hand soap is much better!)  You’ll want to put a wash bin on the ground to catch the excess water so your camp site doesn’t get muddy.

hand washing station

What do you think?  I’ll try anything to make camping easier (and get my kids clean!)  This was perfect!

hand washing station

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  1. My friend and I camped were there were no bathrooms so we did this but never thought to tie down the paper towels.

  2. Great Idea–maybe this needs to be on the end of the kitchen table at home. Kids might be more intrigued to wash up! Great idea!

  3. Thanks for posting this photo… I shared your link with my adult children. This is a great station for a barbeque day, day at the beach or even a kids outdoor birthday party. Really enjoy your posts…

  4. Kristina L says:

    I love it!!!! So totally functional! Thank you for posting!

  5. This is super good idea! I see you like to camp too! I love it and want to go soon!

    • Thanks Shirley. We love to go camping! I wish we were able to go all year long but the weather stinks 8 months out of the year. So we enjoy it when we can. Hope you can go soon. Thanks for stopping by!

  6. What a GREAT idea. Your’s turned out GREAT!!! Pinning for future remembering. 🙂

  7. Stefany says:

    What a great idea! I love your blog…your always giving me great ideas to share with my family!

    • Thank you Stefany! I really appreciate the compliment! And thanks for stopping by. =o)

  8. Ok Erin, I need one of these in our backyard! haha I’m actually sort of serious! 🙂

    • Ha! I’m totally with you Mackenzie. That would make life a little easier during the summer!

  9. Great job of putting a picture on Pinterest into action, Erin! Thanks for sharing!

  10. Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes says:

    This is such a great idea – and makes me wonder why I never thought of this! Love it – and pinning it 🙂 Thanks for sharing at last week’s All My Bloggy Friends!

  11. Cheryl Fisher says:

    Will use this idea at picnics and camping. Truly some smart thinking when it comes with cleaning hands and children.

  12. Great idea!

  13. This is a great idea! We love to camp but it is always a mess to do laundry when we get home or to go to Laundromats in cities near campgrounds.

  14. Shane Boylan says:

    Where did you find water jug to make this?
    Can’t find anywhere online.