14 Fun dIY water play activities for kids this summer

Get ready for a list of fun DIY water play ideas for kids! What better way for your kids to have fun and cool off in the hot summer weather than with water play?

Constantly buying new toys and games can be expensive, so I’ve created a list of easy and fun DIY water play activities for kids you can make at home using items you already have or with a few cheap supplies.

Super fun cheap and easy water play that kids love

These are the kinds of activities that you can pull together with a few things you already have around your home.

No-brainers that mean they are easy for you and super fun for your kids to play.

I hope you and your kids love at least one of the water play activities in the roundup above.

Want more ideas for keeping the kids occupied and having fun this summer? Take a look at our post on Summer Vacation Projects for Kids.


  1. Ali Gilbert says:

    Cute ideas! I especially want to try the Koosh sponge balls! Thanks for linking up on #ToddlerFunFriday

  2. Verily Victoria Vocalises says:

    What fantastic ideas – all of them! I particularly like the bubble snake! Fab! Thank you for linking to #PoCoLo x

  3. Ashley Beolens says:

    What a great set of ideas, now I have loads of ideas for when it finally warms up a little more.

  4. Natasha@ Anxious Toddlers says:

    This are some great ideas! pinning on my toddler summer time board!

  5. Mummy Fever says:

    We love water play – there are some great ideas here 🙂 #PoCoLo

  6. Let kids be kids says:

    Thank you for featuring our bubble snakes. Lots of great ideas here!

  7. Danya Banya says:

    Lots of great ideas! We’re heading into winter now, and you’re making me miss summer already!

  8. greatbritishfamily says:

    Thank you for sharing. So many great ideas here.

  9. Caroline Elliott says:

    Wow that is a lot of different ways to have fun with water!! So looking forward to many fun days in the back garden getting wet and mucky and having fun 🙂 xx #countrykids

  10. Coombe Mill says:

    Roll on the hot summer days for plenty of wonderful water play! Our triplets and their friends had a fab time last weekend having a water fight at their birthday party – always a winner with children. Thanks for linking up and sharing with Country Kids.

  11. pixiedusk says:

    I love everything! I am now doing those ice eggs! SO much fun! Thanks for sharing =) #countrykids

  12. Kriss MacDonald says:

    Nothing better than playing with water outdoors when the sun is out. For the kids too 🙂 Fab list of activity ideas. #countrykids

  13. Paris Anderson says:

    Wonderful collection of water play activities!

  14. sunnymama says:

    What a great collection of water play ideas! Thanks for including us. 🙂

  15. Katy Blevins says:

    Love this! Your link ups get better and better every time I click on a new link!

  16. What fun ideas! Thanks for including our water balloon painting!

  17. Ciara ourlittlehouseinthecountry says:

    Fantastic, fun ideas, I can’t wait for it to get warmer to have some outdoor water play fun! #Mom’sLibrary

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