What Can You Make with Pool Noodles?

Pool Noodle Project Tutorials

 

Summer time is officially here which means stores of all sorts are full of pool noodles.  Even the Dollar Tree has pool noodles and that is a great place to stock up!
 
Pool Noodle Project Tutorials
 
Pool noodles come in many different colors and shapes and that makes them perfect for many other projects. 
 
Pool Noodle Project Tutorials
 
Pool Noodle Project Tutorials
 
Pool Noodle Project Tutorials
 
Pool Noodle Project Tutorials
 
Pool Noodle Project Tutorials
 
Pool Noodle Project Tutorials
 
Pool Noodle Project Tutorials
 
Pool Noodle Project Tutorials
 
Pool Noodle Project Tutorials
 
Pool Noodle Project Tutorials
 
Pool Noodle Project Tutorials
 
Pool Noodle Project Tutorials
 
Pool Noodle Project Tutorials
 
Pool Noodle Project Tutorials
 
Pool Noodle Project Tutorials
 
Pool Noodle Project Tutorials
 
Pool Noodle Project Tutorials
 
Pool Noodle Project Tutorials
 
Pool Noodle Project Tutorials
 
Pool Noodle Project Tutorials
 
Pool Noodle Project Tutorials
 
Whew!  That is a lot of ideas! I am sure there are many, many, MANY more out there.
 
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Pool Noodle Project Tutorials
 
What have used/created with a pool noodle?

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Comments

  1. says

    I just found you through 733, but you should link up to Fox Hollow Cottage. She just did a Pool Noodle link party yesterday!! Yours it so much fun, and not like the others I saw linked up!!

    Thanks for the great ideas!

  2. Chelryl says

    the bed bumpers for toddlers works well for older adults; we use these in the nursing home for those who roll out of bed. I also use it as a leg pad on my son’s wheelchair.

  3. says

    I just put one of the larger diameter ones down between my daughters bed and the wall to keep stuff from falling down behind the bed! Works GREAT!!!

  4. Anonymous says

    I used one to make my own draft blocker. I cut 2 lengths the width of my door and encased them in material with a small strip between them the size of the bottom of the door. You just slide it under the door and it works just like the ones they sell for $19.00. There’s only 3 seams needed:) and I used scrap fabric so the whole thing just cost alittle over a dollar, actually less than that because it’s a good use of the noodles when your done with them for the summer:)

  5. Anonymous says

    I cut a slit in a pool noddle and slid it on our glass top tv stand to use as a baby bumper pad. Much much cheaper then the legit baby proofing products.

  6. MamaAllie says

    I cut and taped one around the metal edges of our bed frame. Keeps from knocking your shin on it in the middle of the night. No more bruised shins!!!

  7. Anonymous says

    Not sure if anyone posted this idea yet, but I cut pool noodles to size and use them as boot forms. You can get them at the dollar tree and (depending on the height of your boots), fill 2 – 3 pairs!

  8. Anonymous says

    I have a fireplace hearth that has a rough granite edge. Instead of buying expensive fireplace guards for children, I split noodles on one side, all the way down and pop them on my hearth edge. When our daughter was three, she was excited and ran to jump into some large floor pillows. She overshot the pillows and opened up her forehead on the edge of our brick fireplace hearth. Now I use the noodles for my grandchildren’s safety. Works great!

  9. Anonymous says

    cut a slit down them and put them on the rungs of your dorm loft or bunk bed to climb up and down without hurting your feet. (probably not recommended for young children though, could be too slippery)

  10. Anonymous says

    We cover our baby swing ropes with pool noodles when they start to fray, and cover the chalk board rails on old style chalk / white boards so kids don’t bump their heads :)

  11. Anonymous says

    Great ideas! You can also cut a small piece of the noodle to put between a seat and an the base for baby carriers in the car to help the seat sit level opposed to tilting to far up

  12. Anonymous says

    cut a slit and wrapped it snug around the edge of a 5 gallon bucket and uses it for a camping potty. Works great when you’re 9 months pregnant and can’t make it to the potty :-)

  13. Anonymous says

    I put them on the microphone stands that I use to hang the banjos and fiddles on so the instruments don’t bang on the metal stands. I think I will slit some and put them on the bottoms of my metal lawn chairs so they don’t scratch my floors.

  14. says

    WE made a rosary for our religious ed class out of pool noodles, it is made by cutting the noodles into “beads” and using a clothes line, it is probably 6ft. in circum. WE made it as part of class, trying to get them to understand the rosary. WE now hang it on the side of the pool deck, towards the play area, it is so sweet to have the kids seeing it as they play. The cross is by cutting one notching it out, I got the idea from catholic icing.http://catholicicing.com/2011/06/make-a-giant-rosary-with-kids/

  15. Anonymous says

    My daughter had a small turtle. He lived in a small plastic tank. I cut the noodle in half then I cut pieces to fit snugly in one end of the tank above the water level. He was able to crawl up and get out of the water easily. When I cleaned his tank and washed the rocks I threw that one away and put a new one in. One noodle lasted a very long time.

  16. Anonymous says

    This is a great find. So many great uses. I typically use them for car seat installations, that’s one of my many jobs. I have a stash of them, will be trying out a few of these ideas, especially the toddler bed idea. I’m a nursing mommy who co-sleeps.

  17. says

    I use the pool noodles on my baby’s crib instead of a bumper. The wood slats that are vertical on the crib, I cut the noodles to length and cut a slit the length of it and wrap them around the slats.

  18. says

    We used them for tracks for mighty beanz, circular, long… made pathways from cafeteria table to floor to walls.

    Duct taping ten of them lengthwise makes a good resting mat or air mattress for the pool. Tape does leave divots, though, so don’t expect them to look perfect after use.

  19. says

    I am a SPED teacher, I have used them for bumpers so my wood cubbies don’t get scratched on the chalk holder lip of the chalk board. I also use them for different therapy activities in class. Now that I am thinking about it, I may try to use it for a student who is wheelchair bound as a support to help her sit up straight and not lean to one side. I might also try putting it on the bottom of some of my small bookshelves so that when I need to move them I can just scoot it and don’t need to get another adult to help me.

  20. says

    There are SO many awesome ideas in this post! I love the pretend cupcakes and the party curtains–they’re definitely on my to-do list! Thanks for this super-crafty post. :) Repinned!

    -Lucy @ A Crafty Pinner
    pinterest.com/acraftypinner

  21. says

    We put them on the ropes that are staked into the sand from our canopy at the beach so people don’t run into the ropes. Just cut a noodle into 4 sections and slide it over the rope before driving the stakes in!

  22. Anonymous says

    I cut one about the width of a carseat base (for infants) to help level out the seat so my baby was more horizontal when she was rear faced.

  23. Anonymous says

    Love all of the creativity! We used them as bumpers around our coffee tables (cut a slit and slid them on) after I spent big bucks buying all of these fancy bumpers. The kids toddled right over to them and ripped them off the corners! I then purchased a roll of white paper and cut it the size of the table, tucked it under the noodles, and instant coloring area! The crayons do not roll of either! The other way noodles have been great for us is preventing slamming fingers in a doorway. We cut an 8 inch section, placed a slit in the side and put it on top of the kids doors. They are unable to close the door completely so no little fingers get pinched, no one gets locked in, and eventually no slamming doors in protest! Keep on creating!

  24. Anonymous says

    When I worked in a store that sold kayaks I suggested you put a strap through them and thread the strap through your car doors to secure them to your roof. Cheap, easy, temporary roof racks for carrying things on your roof without damaging it!

  25. Anonymous says

    cut to length and insert into boots when you store them. keeps the boot from flopping over and helps keep them in good shape.

  26. Anonymous says

    Cut a small wedges from a noodle end a poke a hole in them, then slide them over the temples of your eye glasses, so they sit up in the open area near the hinges. You can wear your glasses into the water, and they will float instead of sink if they fall off your face.

  27. Anonymous says

    Use a slice of pool noodle as the tip of an arrow for a pvc pipe bow and arrow. My dad made us one when we were little and we all loved it!

  28. Anonymous says

    Have this 2×4 beam in the basement my tall husband kept hitting his head on. Split the noodle, shoved on beam, no more ” *%^%$%^#@#$ ” from the basement when I send him after something !!!

  29. says

    You can cut the noodles into sections about 3″ or so and throw them into a wading pool for a homemade ball pit. They are softer than the ball pit balls and a lot less expensive. And you can find really inexpensive wading pools. We bought ours for $6 but you could probably find one exen cheaper than that. And the kids love it!

  30. says

    Dirtbike riders have used pool noodles in their tires. The cut them up to fit inside the tire. If they get a flat on the trail the noodle helps support the tire till they can get back to the tow vehicle and fix it.

  31. says

    Dirtbike riders have used pool noodles in their tires. The cut them up to fit inside the tire. If they get a flat on the trail the noodle helps support the tire till they can get back to the tow vehicle and fix it.

  32. says

    Didn’t/couldn’t read all the reply’s but….we cut them in 2″ chunks or so and have a bag full for tower building in my preschool class. Kids won’t hurt each other with them and when they throw them…no harm no foul!

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