Today, let’s do some surprisingly simple PVC projects making homemade toys using PVC pipes.
From DIY baby gyms to fall walls, periscopes and marshmallow shooters to water in the garden, these 15 fun and fabulous games are playing Toys for making with PVC pipes guaranteed hours of fun.
PVC pipes are the white plastic plumbing pipes that you can find in hardware stores in various diameters and lengths. They can be connected to one another with bends, T-pieces, crosses, screw connections or caps.
See how easy it is for parents and children to construct these inexpensive ideas.
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PVC projects that are PVC toys
My first PVC project was the tent project that you will see below. I went to the local big box hardware store and bought some straight PVC pipe, some connectors, and a PVC pipe cutter.
I started building the tent with the straight PVC pipes and adding the connectors. It was like a big tinker toy set! I couldn’t believe how easy it is to do all of this even if you have no experience with carpentry, repairs, etc.! Putting these PVC projects together is part of the fun.
DIY backyard obstacle course
Keep the kids active with simple DIY PVC pipe obstacles. See how easy they are to do with MollyMooCrafts. I love how creative you can get with each of the obstacle course stations, and this one has safety in mind with a foam crossbar.
PVC pipe bow and arrow
Your brave boys and girls will be happy for hours with this DIY PVC bow and arrow. via Skip to my Lou It’s amazing to me how some PVC pipes and a few other household items can make this really workable bow and arrow.
Make a marshmallow blowgun out of PVC pipe
This marshmallow shooter gun would definitely be a great project for a boy scout group, church group, or after school club, or just as a family activity! See How To Make On FrugalFun4Boys
Make a summer reading tent
Make a summer reading and meeting point tent with a simple PVC pipe frame! This is the original PVC project I mentioned above. It’s really easy to learn how to make a tent out of PVC pipe and some old sheets.
Turn PVC pipes into an indoor fall wall
Make this PVC pipe wall with suction cups on a window for hours of fall wall fun. Tubes + Kids = hours of play! This PVC pipe project mainly uses connectors and elbows. You can also cut some of the long, straight pipes for longer stretches of the drop wall.
Sensory table for PVC pipes
Make your own sensory water table out of PVC pipe. What a great, affordable idea for an outdoor sensory tub / table! spotted on Indulgy. I like how it is a simple rectangle made of PVC pipes with a bottom section to put in the plastic container. Once set up, you could have a water feature area and sensory toy area.
PVC sword lightsabers
Do your children (especially boys) love swords and / or lightsabers? Try PVC piping through The Idea Room. The good news is that there are plenty of pool noodle pads in place so your little Jedi won’t hurt others.
DIY PVC pipe soccer goal
Turn the backyard into a playing field and you’ll be ready to score points over Six Sisters Stuff with this surprisingly simple PVC pipe project for your backyard. Grab a soccer goal net and PVC pipes and fittings and soon you’ll be screaming … goooooooooooal!
PVC bike wash
The kids will have a great time cooling off and tinkering with the PVC pipes for this DIY bike washer. What if you put your finger over the hole? Let’s find out through the children’s center. This also doubles as children’s laundry as children can run through the PVC pipe sprinklers.
Puppet theater made of PVC pipe
This DIY PVC pipe puppet show is so easy and fun! There’s even more drama in your home with her-carry-flowers. Prepare curtains and your favorite dolls for the big puppet show in your PVC theater.
PVC pipe baby gym
Throw this cute baby gym along with the most basic gardening supplies via craftymama. All of the baby’s favorite toys can hang on this homemade baby gym made of PVC pipes.
DIY PVC pipe ladder golf
Ladder Golf is a very fun game and you can build your own with this handy tutorial on Mom Endeavors. Ladder golf seems like the obvious choice for a PVC pipe project for your garden as the structure of the gate can be so easily created from the popular pipes and joints.
DIY PVC pipe periscope
So that your Spy Kids can spy on the neighbors…. or watch movies from a different perspective via Instructables. This simple PVC project uses the larger PVC pipe size and only two elbow joints. Pretty easy DIY!
Backyard cinema screen made from PVC pipes
How Cool Is This Large Scale PVC Pipe Project To Bring An Outdoor Movie Theater PVC Pipe To Your Garden By Dave Banks on Wired. I love this PVC project and think it would be something you could use for the whole family for years … or the neighborhood to watch movies.
Kid Wash PVC pipe sprinkler
Let’s soak !! This PVC project is good, clean, backyard fun to keep the kids cool ¦. and smile about Sixsistersstuff! I think this is the first one we’ll try for home supplies after visiting the hardware store.
Make a bike rack out of PVC pipe
This is another PVC project that we tackled here on the Kids Activities Blog. It’s a DIY bike rack that can be very helpful with those bikes stacking up in the driveway or garage! It’s an easy do-it-yourself job even if you don’t have a crazy knowledge of PVC, and you can build it for as many bikes as you need.
Giant PVC pipe bubble stick
Make this big bubble wand out of a PVC pipe and create giant bubbles with the giant bubble recipe … oh, the popping fun you’ll have in your garden with this PVC project!
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Which PVC project will you do first?