If you have kids and you have kids who love to swim, I bet you have some pool noodles around the house! Did you know you can play with them without getting wet? Pool noodles aren’t just for swimming-they can be used for crafts, activities, games, and outdoor fun! Below, you will find lots of pool noodle ideas for kids and how you can incorporate them into fun activities so your kids can discover new ways to play and think outside-the-box.
Clever Pool Noodle Play Ideas for Kids
DIY Toys Made From Pool Noodles
Pom Pom Shooter – This diy toy is super easy to make and super fun to play with.
Easy-to-make Catapult – This would fun fun to make two of to play with siblings or friends.
Pretend Pirate Play Activity – My kids had a blast playing in a pretend ocean!
Easy Pirate Telescope Craft – This is a perfect DIY toy to use with the above pirate activity.
Pool Noodle Rocket Flinger – Fun for a playgroup or after school activity.
DIY Pool Noodle Lightsaber – Perfect for birthday parties!
Pool Noodle Bubble Blowers – Love how simple this is!
Sailboat Craft – Simple yet tons of fun for little ones.
Glowing Ninja Stars – Plus they float!!!
Pirate Raft made from Pool Noodles – This is so cool!
Seaside Sensory Bin – Younger kids will love creating their own under sea adventure.
Mix and Match Creature Blocks – This is clever!
Use them to make Balance Boards – Can’t wait to try this with my kids!
Or use them for bathtime by making a super cute Very Hungry Caterpillar Bath Toy.
More Pool Noodle Play Ideas
Pool Noodle Ball Pit – Babies can enjoy this fun play activity too!
DIY Pool Noodle Float – Relax in the pool with this creative, comfy lounger.
DIY Sprinkler made from a Pool Noodle – Great way to repurpose into something useful.
See also: Play Sports with Pool Noodles!