Have your little ones outgrown the kiddie pool? Wondering what to do with one that’s worn out? You’re in luck! We’re in the same boat, so I’ve put together this fun list of 18 ridiculously awesome things to do with your kiddie pool. You’ll find everything from outdoor DIYs to alternative ways for kids to play with their pools!
Kiddie Pool Hacks You Need to Try
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Or put a bubbly ball pit out on the deck or in the grass for some slippery, sudsy fun.
via My Small Potatoes
Make a sandbox for way cheaper than buying one at the store.
via All for the Boys
Set up a critter pit for the kids to dig around in. Some dirt, plastic bugs, rubber snakes, etc. are all you need for hours of busy fun.
via Chalkboards to Strollers
Create giant bubbles with a kiddie pool, hula hoop and a strong bubble solution.
via One Charming Party
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Put together an extra-large Easter basket for the entire family. Yes, it’s huge, but it includes items for everyone, so it’s not that over the top.
Build a bird’s nest with giant plastic eggs and shredded paper for your little birdies to play in. Fun!
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Watch television with your honey in your own private love nest in a large inflatable pool with soft blankets and big, fluffy pillows. Or set one up for the kids if lying in a kiddie pool doesn’t appeal to you. Get a similar pool here (affiliate).
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Or put one outside for stargazing on a warm summer night.
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Having an outdoor party or reunion? Fill kiddie pools with ice to keep the food and drinks cool.
via Beauty and Bedlam
Pan for gold in your kiddie pool. Great idea for a cowboy birthday party!
via Restless Risa
Or fill one with feed corn (for livestock) for a tractor-themed party.
via Raising Up Arrows
Provide a pool full of water balloons to have the most epic water fight ever at your next kids’ party.
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Use an old pool as a container garden for flowers, herbs or anything else you might want to grow. (Get more creative ways to start a garden using kiddie pools.)
via Container Gardening About.com
Create a brooder for your baby chicks. Pictures of a figure-eight brooder here.
via Pixie Chickens
Build an easy-to-clean duck pond out of your kiddie pool.
via Survivalist Boards
Or a nice swimming pool for your dogs. It looks much better when placed in ground than when left above ground, doesn’t it?
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Which idea do you want to try?
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