Summer Fun with PVC Pipe

At Jordan & Sons, we like to get a little crafty with our fun in the sun summer projects. The summer heat in South Carolina encourages lots of play time at the beach, in the pool, and backyard with sprinklers and slip and slides.

This summer, we want to share with you our top 5 favorite and simple, yet super fun DIY PVC pipe projects that will help you have a blast, make a splash, and beat the heat!

1. Slip & Slide

What you’ll need: PVC pipe, fittings, a drill, hose, and tarp

How to build it: Connect pipes, using appropriate fittings, to form a rectangle with two bases on either side. Use a drill to create holes in the top, shortest pipe. Connect a hose at the bottom, seal off other open ends of pipe, and place a tarp underneath.

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2. Towel Rack

What you’ll need: PVC pipe and fittings

How to build it: Connect pipes, using the appropriate fittings to form the number of desired racks and base, as shown in the image.

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3. Frisbee Game

What you’ll need: 2 PVC pipes, a water bottle, frisbee, and 1-3 players

How to play: Stick pipes into the ground across from one another at a comfortable distance. Place a water bottle in the top openings of each pipe. Players take turns throwing the frisbee at their opponents pipe to knock the water bottle off the top.

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4. Human Car Wash

What you’ll need: 10+ PVC pipes, fittings, drill, hose, and tarp

How to build it: Connect pipes together with their appropriate fittings to create the desired human car wash design. Use a drill to create holes in the pipe and connect a hose at one end of the pipe, sealing all other open ends. Use cut pieces of tarp to create that “car wash feel.”

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5. Beach Bum Tent

What you’ll need: 5 PVC pipes, fitting, string, material, and stakes

How to build it: Create a rectangular shape, connecting pipes together with their appropriate fittings. Create a base too burry in the sand. Use string, ribbon, or rope to fasten the cloth to the top pipe. Tie string to the corners of the material with stakes on the ends. Place stakes into the ground to maintain the tent structure.

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