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.
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
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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Annette has been married to her husband and best friend since 2003. Together they are raising their six children to follow the Lord’s will, no matter what. Annette longs for the day when she will meet her angel babies who have entered heaven before her. She enjoys creating UNIT STUDIES and FREE PRINTABLES for homeschool families. You can follow her crazy life at In All You Do where she blogs about homeschooling, homemaking and marriage while trying to maintain her sanity. She is also the owner of Thrifty Homeschoolers where she shares her tips on homeschooling without breaking the bank.