5 DIY Project Tutorials For Kids Using PVC Pipes

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!

View the step-by-step playhouse tutorial here.

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 Sprinkler Kid Wash

View the tutorial from Six Sister’s Stuff here

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.

View the tutorial from Sawdust and Paper Scraps here

PVC Puppet Theater

Let your kids’ imaginations run loose with this easy-to-build PVC puppet theater.

PVC Puppet Theatre

View the tutorial from She Wears Flowers

PVC Mini Marshmallow Shooter Gun

Finally, another use for marshmallows besides s’mores, hot cocoa, and cake frosting.

PVC Marshmallow Shooter

View the tutorial from Oh Amanda here.



  1. Wild Child Mama says:

    I love these simple ideas!!! Hours of fun will be happening at our house this summer!

  2. Great ideas here! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Love all the ideas! PVC rocks!

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  4. Awesome! I remember when I was a kid my brother actually had a building set that was basically pvc pipe and connectors that let you build giant stuff. There was a special wrench to take the pieces apart and wheels to make a car. It was so cool!

  5. The sprinkler is a great idea! What kid would not want to have this at home? Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Great post.

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