Crafts You Can Make with Pool Noodles (+ Activities Too!)

May 25, 2020

Annette Breedlove

Annette Breedlove

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Summer doesn’t officially start until near the end of June, but with most schools ending their year in May, Memorial Day weekend often ushers in the summer season. My kids love to swim any chance they get, which means we are always on the lookout for pool noodles.

The pool noodles are so versatile and can be used by all ages. My little ones love to hang on them as they learn to swim and my older kids find all kinds of (ahem) creative ways to play with them in the pool (and out). So when we see them, we usually stock up for a while.

pool noodles with overlay "Crafts You Can Make with Pool Noodles"

One of our favorite places to find them is Dollar Tree because if they happen to get messed up or break, it’s only a $1 out of our budget. So what about when the summer season is over? Or you have one that gets ripped in half? Do you just throw it out?


With six kids you’d be surprised how many pool noodles we go through in a single season. We’ve used them for other purposes in the past, but I knew there had to be more. So I went on a hunt for some fun and creative pool noodle crafts you can make with your kids.

Whether you’re looking for a fun summer craft, DIY project for an activity or you’ve got some leftover pool noodles you need to use, check these out!

Flip Flop Summer Pool Noodle Wreath Tutorial | Fox Hollow Cottage

DIY Pool Noodle Monsters Dollar Store Craft | Mama Cheaps

Using Pool Noodles to Build a Play House | From ABCs to ACTs

Cute Cactus DIY Plant | Lily Ardor

Pool Noodle Bumblebee Craft | Premeditated Leftovers

DIY Pool Noodle Garland | Sugar and Cloth

DIY Pool Noodle Lightsabers | Kids Activities Blog

Pool Noodle Pencil | LalyMom

Decorative Pilings from Pool Noodles | Miss Kopy Kat

Rustic Burlap Spring Pool Noodle Wreath | The Candie Corner

DIY Kiddie Car Wash | Mom Endeavors

Pool Noodle Poppers | The Joys of Boys

Pool Noodle Shark | JDaniels4’s Mom

Giant Pool Noodle Firecracker Decoration | My Pinterventures

Pool Noodle Coral Reef Craft | Crafty Morning

Pool Noodle Cactus | Ribbons and Glue

Heart Shape Wreath Base | Indoor Outdoor Space

Pool Noodle Sword | Kitchen Floor Crafts

Pool Noodle Popsicle Postcards | She Knows

Pool Noodle Luminaries | Create Craft Love

Red, White & Blue Pool Noodle Wreath | Mission to Save

Pool Noodle Napkin Rings | Sew Many Ways

Pete’s Dragon Craft | Desert Chica

DIY Pool Noodle Pom Pom Shooter | Frogs Snails and Puppy Dog Tails


bucket of pool noodles

DIY Pool Noodle Activities

Pool Noodle STEM Activity for Kids | School Time Snippets

DIY: Pool Noodle Race Track | Ramblings from Utopia

Indoor Basketball | Ever Never Again

Pool Noodle Robots (great Fine Motor Activity) | Time For Play

How to Make a Pool Noodle Rocket Flinger | Frugal Fun for Boys and Girls

Pool Noodle Alphabet Basket for Learning Letters | The Educator’s Spin On It

Pool Noodle Ring Toss | Moola Saving Mom

Pool Noodle Abacus | Happy Hooligans

Pool Noodle Water Wall | Teaching Mama

The Ultimate Noodle Sprinkler | Ziggity Zoom

Pool Noodle Raquet Ball Game | Ziggity Zoom

Pool Noodle Marble Run for Kids | Little Bins for Little Hands

Pool Noodle Boats and Sensory Bin | Frogs Snails and Puppy Dog Tails

Pool Noodle Catapult | Toddler Approved

Preschool Art with Pool Noodles | Early Learning Ideas

Pool Noodle Planes | Frugal Fun for Boys and Girls

Pool Noodle DIY Toss Game | While He Was Napping


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Crafts You Can Make with Pool Noodles (+ Activities Too!)

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