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Pool noodle crafts for kids

An ordinary pool noodle can be transformed into hours of summer fun with these great ideas. From backyard ring toss to pom-pom shooters, the kids won’t be short on fun activities this summer.

Pool noodle ride-on pony


  • Pool noodle
  • Craft felt
  • Scissors
  • 2 large buttons
  • Hot glue
  • Ribbon
  • Long zip tie


  1. Fold over the end of the pool noodle to form the horse’s head. Use the zip tie to keep the noodle bent and trim away the extra tail on the zip tie.
  2. Cut several rectangles of varying lengths and widths from the craft felt. Heat up the hot glue gun and glue the rectangles to the top of the horse’s head to make the mane.
  3. Cut out 2 rounded triangles from the craft felt. Fold the triangles in half and glue them to either side of the horse’s head to make the ears.
  4. Hot glue a piece of ribbon around the horse’s neck to cover the zip tie.
  5. Cut a second piece of ribbon and glue the ends together to form the reins. Attach the reins to the horse by gluing them to the front of the horse over the top of the first ribbon.
  6. Hot glue 2 eyes to the front of the horse. Once the glue has dried, the pony is ready to ride.

Pool noodle ring toss |

Pool noodle ring toss


  • Pool noodles
  • Serrated knife
  • PVC pipe
  • Colored duct tape


  1. Fold the pool noodle so that the two ends are touching to make a ring. If the noodle needs to be shortened, cut off the end with a sawing motion using the serrated knife.
  2. Use duct tape to hold the two ends of the pool noodles together.
  3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 until you have made your desired number of rings.
  4. Cut another pool noodle in half. Push a piece of PVC pipe into the ground, then slide a pool noodle over the pipe.
  5. Toss the rings over the vertical pool noodle to play the game.

Pool noodle marshmallow shooter |

Pool noodle marshmallow shooter


  • Pool noodle
  • Balloon
  • Scissors
  • Serrated knife
  • Duct tape
  • Miniature marshmallows


  1. Use the serrated knife to cut the pool noodle down to 6 inches long.
  2. Tie a knot in the balloon, then cut the balloon in half crosswise.
  3. Stretch the knotted half of the balloon tightly over one end of the pool noodle, then use duct tape to keep it in place.
  4. Load the open end of the pool noodle up with mini marshmallows, then pull on the knot in the balloon to launch the marshmallows out of the pool noodle.

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