Tanya Memme's DIY Water Balloon Water Slide


  • 200 water balloons
  • 1 roll of industrial plastic
  • 8 pool noodles
  • Waterproof tape
  • Hot glue & hot glue gun
  • Baby shampoo


  1. Buy a large spool of plastic from your home and garden store.
  2. Lay out the plastic 20 – 25 feet long and open up the plastic about 6 feet across.
  3. Buy pool noodles at your local craft store or big box retailer for about $2 a piece.
  4. Lay pool noodles end to end the length of the 20 – 25 feet of the plastic so that the plastic can wrap around the circumference of the pool noodle. Leave 2 ½ feet of plastic open without any pool noodles on the front end of the water slide. Leave a foot of plastic wrap at the end of the waterslide.
  5. Using an extension cord to run power from an external electrical plug to your hot glue gun, run a bead of hot glue, a foot at a time, along the length of the top of the pool noodle. Fold the plastic over the pool noodle and press firmly to secure the glue.
  6. Once you finish the whole 20 – 25 feet of plastic, roll the pool noodle over half a full turn and repeat the hot glue process a second time. Secure the plastic by placing 6 inches of waterproof tape every 6 inches down the length of the plastic.
  7. At the end of the water slide, create a bumper by capping the water slide with another pool noodle. Wrap as previously instructed.
  8. Flip entire water slide over so the seams face the lawn.
  9. Spray 1 ½ inches of water over the length of the water slide with your garden hose.
  10. Drizzle about 10 ounces of Tear Free Baby Shampoo over the length of the water slide and mix it with the water. The Baby Shampoo will help make the slide extra slippery and is non-toxic to the skin.
  11. Fill 200 water balloons. Place water balloon all over slide, leaving 5 feet of space balloon-free at the front end of the slide.
  12. Take a running start and enjoy your water slide!
  13. OPTIONAL: Drizzle non-toxic paint over the balloons for some extra “clean-dirty” fun!
DIY Water Balloon Water Slide with Tanya Memme

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