This looks awesome!! A fun summer project for the gkiddos – a Deluxe Kid Wash. Why even bother with a bath – lol – from Disney FamilyFun:
(Refer to the PVC tutorial here & below.)
|Eight 10-foot lengths of 3/4-inch PVC pipe|
|The following 3/4-inch PVC fittings:|
|one 1-inch to 3/4-inch T|
|1 straight fitting|
|1 female hose adapter (threaded)|
|For the special details:|
|1 pool noodle|
|3 large sponges|
|about 40 feet of nylon lawn chair webbing|
1. Cut the Pieces and Make the Waterholes
Connect the fittings and pipe sections as shown in the diagram at the top of the page. Use a mallet to pound the pieces firmly together for extra stability.
3. Add the Special Details
A) Entry Arch and Sign. Push a pool noodle with holes in the ends onto the capped pipes to form an arch (the holes may need to be cut or widened with a knife), as shown at the top of the page. Use craft foam and permanent markers to make a sign. Punch holes in the sign and hang it from the arch with string.
B) Kid Scrubbers. Thread varying lengths of string through 3 large sponges and tie them to crosspiece Y.
C) Body Buffers. Cut the lawn chair webbing (available at most hardware stores) into 8 or so 4 1/2-foot lengths. Loop each one over crosspiece Z and secure with a paper fastener.
D) Stop and Go Gate. Attach the swinging gate arm by slipping the larger T fitting over the straight fitting as shown in the diagram detail on page 2. Make the Stop and Go signs from craft foam circles, 8 1/2 inches in diameter. Label with markers.
Next, use adhesive-backed Velcro to attach the Stop sign at the end of the swinging arm (D1). Align the Go sign on the upright piece so that it sits directly behind the Stop sign (D2) when the gate is closed and affix it with Velcro.
E) Water! Attach the hose adapter and the hose, turn on the water, adjust the pressure, and let the fun begin.
Do you speak PVC (polyvinyl chloride)? Here’s a quick tutorial. Note: prices vary by store, but each piece generally runs from 20 cents to $1.50.
90-degree elbow fitting
Female hose adapter (threaded)
Straight fitting cap