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Monday, November 12, 2012

{tub fun} build with pool noodles

Do you kids bring building toys in the tub? My boys always want to bring Legos in and I cringe thinking of them going down the drain. 

We figured out the funnest, tub building toy: chopped up pool noodles. You might have some hanging around from the summer, or we can still find them at the store around here. There is also a insulating tubing that is sold at the hardware store that might work.

We used a serated knife to cut the noodles into different lengths and angled pieces. The best pieces though were the ones that were cut half way through (think hot dog bun). These were the pieces that were the most useful in the building. Throw in a few dolls or plastic animals and you will be amazed and the stories and adventures that unfold.

I would show you more pictures of what my kids did, but you know - they were in the bathtub! 

What else could be used in the tub to build with?


  1. What a fantastic idea! We have been using plastic plumbing pieces. I too cringe when LEGOS are suggested.

    1. The whole Legos in the tub thing cracks me up! I don't let my littles take them in the tub, more so because the thought of stepping on one there seems oh so likely and painful!

  2. YOu know, I wouldn't limit it to just the tub, but it would be so much fun. I had meant to buy so many pool noodles before the summer was over for crafts and such and completely forgot.

  3. We have a bunch of pool noodles I meant to cut up for the pool, but never did. The tub might be even more fun. Thanks for the reminder!!!

  4. I have noodles just hanging out in the garage, and I'm really tired of the same toys in the tub... so this is perfect!!! Thank you for the great idea!

  5. This sounds so cool, and I know my little guy would get so creative, since he already creates so many stories in the bathtub using a few ducks and empty bath bottles.

  6. Cool we used toothpicks and Noodles!

  7. Fun idea! My kiddo loves PVC pipe and various other pieces in the tub. He also builds crazy huge structures in the backyard!

  8. My kids LOVED using the baby wash tub to play with in the tub. It fit perfectly across the tub, they could fill it with tons of water, and then open the drain below to make it come out. Needless to say, when our littlest was born, they couldn't wait to get the tub out!

  9. Set up a using them or use them to make water maze


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