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Make a DIY Water Hockey Rink

Get Out and Play Summer Series Guest Post by Stephanie of Somewhat Simple

Make Your Own Water Hockey Rink

Hi everyone! I’m Stephanie from SomewhatSimple.com and I am excited to be here on Make and Takes today!

On or off skates, indoors or outdoors, my kids LOVE to play hockey! This Water Hockey project took me less than 30 minutes to put together and cost less than $5. (Budget $20 if you need to buy your own tarp.)

Here is how we made it:

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Materials Needed:

  • 1 Big Tarp *Mine was 12 feet long
  • Stakes to keep your tarp down (I used stakes from our croquet game)
  • 2 Foam Pool Noodles
  • 1 Wooden Dowel, split into 4 equal parts. *You can just break them in quarters
  • Duct Tape *I used red and blue tape to resemble the lines on an ice hockey rink

Set Up:

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1. Stake your tarp to the lawn so it doesn’t blow away or move around during the crazy movements of the hockey game.

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2. Tape off your rink using your duct tape. (One red line in the center, 2 blue lines between the red line and each goal.)

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3. Stick 1 piece of your dowel into each end of your pool noodles, then stick the other end of the dowel into your lawn.

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4. Bend your pool noodle to form your hockey goal posts and secure it to the lawn with the wood dowel. Repeat for both sides of the tarp.

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5. Get your hose out, play and have fun!


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