{Tube Play} How we transformed PVC pipes into a “fall” wall.

Has your child experimented with tube play?  If you are desperate for a couple of hours of peace you will *love* this activity!!

Play tubes!

They are a great way for kids to have fun learning while being creative and having fun.   This activity is just ONE of the 101 Kids Activities you can find in our book, 101 Kids Activities that are the Bestest, Funnest Ever!

Tube play - create PVC pipes for play

Tube Play

Tubes + Kids = Hours of play!!

During the summer our kids love to play with water walls.   We have a collection of piping that they rig up and pour water through the pipes, making a lovely muddy mess in our “dirt pit”.

It is one of their favorite summer activities…. and now that it is winter they miss their “pouring” play.  tube play activity for kids

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We got a variety of PVC pipe connectors and joints from our local Lowes.  We found that the 2 1/4 inch wide pieces were the easiest to drill through, easiest to pour through, and still economical – we made our entire wall with roughly 10$ in parts!!

Look for sales, for instance, after Christmas, we were able to get them at 50% off in the Lowes Christmas Supply aisle.

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Tube Activity

We drilled holes into the pipe connectors, matching the drill bit to the suction cup “fitter”.  You want the hole to be slightly smaller than the connectors on the suction cups.   We used a kitchen knife to help stuff the cups into/onto the PVC pipe fittings.  Once the suction cups are firmly inside the PVC tubes, they are really easy to press onto the window.

Our kids played with the tubes and corn for HOURS!!!

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*still pinching myself, can’t believe it’s real.*

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About Rachel

An original "Quirky Momma" blogger and "Mommy" to six kids under six, when Rachel is not wiping crayon off the walls or wading through laundry, she can be found exploring and creating with her kiddos. She hopes to be someone who acts justly, loves kindness and walks humbly before God (Micah 6:8).