This whole thing cost me just around fifty bucks and I think it was, and still is, totally worth the money! Of course, if you make a smaller car wash or if you have any extra PVC Pipes just lying around (hey, you never know ;)), you’ll end up saving some buckeroos.
Seriously, the kids have been loving this thing! Umbrellas, cars, bikes – our “car wash” has been providing so much entertainment!
We keep it stored in the garage and we’ve used it several times so far this summer and come winter, I can disassemble it and store the pieces in a small storage space in the garage. Now that’s what I’m talking about!
Okay, so here’s what I used:
2 – 10 foot 3/4 PVC pipe cut to 3 feet – cut 3 of these (these will go on top and you’ll have extra pipe to use for anything you want – think flag pole, signage, marshmallow shooter 😉 )
8 PVC T-Joints
11 PVC Elbow Joints
4 PVC Cross Joints
1 PVC pipe hose connector thingy (yup, that’s a technical term 😉 )
1 hose connector
5 pool noodles
2 plastic table coverings/cloths (extras on hand from birthday parties)
1 mop cut across and hung tightly to PVC
Drill and drill bit (be sure to drill while PVC is on the ground…because it can get cray cray – take my word for it)
Oh and you guys, once I turned on the water and it started shooting out in all directions, Henry immediately looked at me and said, “I love you” and, “You’re the best Mom ever!” Yeah, major brownie points with the kiddos! Well, that was until I told him he had to eat his asparagus at dinner that night. 😉
In all seriousness, go build this thing – this awesome car wash activity, it’s so much fun and your kids will have a blast!
Thanks so much for stopping by!