DIY – The Fun Hose

The Fun Hose – A Guest Blog by Lindsey Wold of The Kid-Friendly Home

Confession: I mowed over one of our hoses.  But I like to add more information to that story…it was a blazing hot day, my husband was at work, I was trying my best to get the whole lawn done WHILE checking on dinner cooking inside, and changing over loads of laundry AND all of the kids were playing along-side me during the entire process.  We don’t have a gas-powered mower…we use an awesome Fiskers clipper – an updated version of the old-fashioned clipping mower, or whatever they are called 🙂  Anyway, I kept telling myself, “slow down and move the hose” but kept thinking, I can just move around it.  Well, low and behold, I cut it.  I was frustrated with myself but figured maybe we could patch it up with something some day.


Today, my husband saw the nice gash when the kids turned the hose on to do slip n’ slide.  He laughed and then we said, it could just be called “the fun hose” and enjoy the water squirting out of the huge cuts.  Then, he had an even better idea: drill holes all over it and turn it into a really fun hose!

I highly recommend this – we’ve enjoyed it on the ground, in a circle, hanging from trees, along the slip n’ slide…it’s all a blast!  We will even set it up sometime by our garden for some easy watering of our vegetables!

ENJOY!  This along with the

Wacky Sponges

makes for great water fun!

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About Lindsey Wold 7 Articles is written by Sarah Lundgren and me. We are stay-at-home moms, and we love our jobs. We each have four children, within 5 years of each other. We are not experts at multitasking, but we are gaining experience as we go. We try not to cry over spilled milk or smeared peanut butter. We try to encourage and challenge our kids to create and explore. We know a few nutritious meals our kids will eat. We have a few ideas for minimizing the mess and effort but maximizing the fun. Lindsey has a background in studio art, art education, worked in group travel, taught swimming lessons, and is now a certified personal trainer. Sarah has a background in elementary education, music, and a bit of grad work in literacy education with experience as an elementary teacher and piano teacher. Our desire is to encourage other parents to enjoy time with their kids. Through our own journeys so far, we have come up with a few ideas for making a home kid-friendly. We hope you can use some of them too.