I like unconventional, and these DIY tutorials for using PVC pipes are pretty darn cool. PVC pipe is a relatively inexpensive alternative to using wood or metal for home DIY projects. I like browsing the fittings aisle at my local hardware store for ideas – the pipes come in lots of different lengths and shapes, and the different fittings allow you to create bends and turns as-needed for your project.
Best of all (in my opinion), PVC pipe is really easy to clean. Also, if one piece breaks, a replacement is only a short trip to the hardware store away.
PVC Pipe Play House
If you have littles in the house, they’ll go nuts for this PVC pipe play fort. You can use any kind of fabric to cover it and make it into a playhouse. I used leftover t-shirts & sewed them together to make the cover of this one. It’s easy to do, and relatively inexpensive compared to the playhouses you’d find for sale at some of the big box retailers. Not to mention, it’s possible to make it without using any tools yourself!
PVC “Kid Wash” Sprinkler
Ever had your kids get so dirty you thought hosing them off would be easier than giving them a bath? This also works great as a bike wash or a fun dog wash (if you can get your pup to sit still under it.)
PVC Teepee Playhouse
This fabric and PVC teepee is super cute and can be used as an indoor or outdoor reading nook or play fort.
PVC Puppet Theater
Let your kids’ imaginations run loose with this easy-to-build PVC puppet theater.
PVC Mini Marshmallow Shooter Gun
Finally, another use for marshmallows besides s’mores, hot cocoa, and cake frosting.