This is the time of year where kiddie pools are being sold everywhere, and at reasonable prices too. You can find a standard kiddie pool for less than $10, making them a great value! And while kiddie pools are fantastic for the kiddies to splash in, there are other fun ways to use them as well. Take a look below at 7 creative uses for kiddie pools that you can try this summer! You may never look at kiddie pools the same way again.
1. Create a rinse off station.
If you have an in ground or large above ground pool, a kiddie pool makes a great rinse off station. Just place it by a hose where kids can wash themselves off and have the kiddie pool collect the run off.
2. Make a sand box.
Kiddie pools make great sand boxes. Just fill them up with sand box sand found at your local home improvement store. Add some shovels and sand toys and you are ready for some summer time fun. A kiddie pool can make a great mini beach as well, just add sand and an umbrella!
3. Create a sensory station.
Fill the kiddie pool with Styrofoam peanuts or shredded paper to create a sensory station. Kids will love jumping in, digging, scooping, measuring, and playing with the materials you choose for them.
4. Use it for storage.
At the end of a fun filled day, a kiddie pool is great for collecting all of the toys. Toss those squirt guns, buckets, shovels, water wings, and other outdoor toys into the empty kiddie pool for quick clean up.
5. Give Fido a bath.
A kiddie pool is great for pet parents who want to make bath time less messy. Just place your Pooch into the kiddie pool and lather up! The kiddie pool can help keep the pet contained and see that they get their best bath yet.
6. Plant away!
Use an empty kiddie pool as a planting station. It will be great to plant your flower pots in as it will catch dirt and debris. A kiddie pool can also be used as a planting bed if you wanted. Just add soil and you are ready to add flowers, herbs, and veggie plants.
7. Make some messy artwork.
Do the kids want to paint? Have them do it in the kiddie pool. This way, you can simply rinse the area when done. No more messy floors!
See how practical a kiddie pool can be? If you see one at a great price, snag it! You now know 7 creative ways to put one to use.