Summer is over but you don’t need to stop using pool noodles, there are many uses for them outside of the pool. They are very useful things!

Here are 10 ways to make use of the pool noodle:

1. Sprinkler – Make a fun sprinkler for the kids.

2. Trampoline spring protection – Protect the kids by covering the springs. Looks so colourful too!

3. Blocks – Make some quiet blocks for the kids to play with.

4. Games – game 1                                                          Game 2

basketball                                                             obstacle course

5. Door stoppers – No more jammed fingers!

6. Toys Lightsabers                             Car race track

7. Boot fillers – Keep your boots in great condition.

8. Save the car doors –  No more hitting the car door in the garage.

9. Bed safety – Stop the kids rolling out of bed.

10. Extra padding on crutches

What have you used a pool noodle for other than in the pool! Please add your comment below.

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  • Pool noodles are amazing. So many uses.


  • We never had pool noodles, after seeing this I’m realising what we have missed out on. The kids games are thoughtful ideas


  • Clever ideas – thanks for sharing.


  • My grandkids make caterpillars and place them in their bedroom on the bed poles of their bunk beds and they place them on the letter box pole to surprise the postman.


  • great for putting over the top of a door to stop it from slamming on little fingers


  • I love the trampoline idea. I remember getting stuck in the coils as a kid, ouch!


  • Dodgy pic but the light sabres worked a treat !


  • great tips and ideas for pool noodle I am older mum and still using mine for excercise in and out of water, brilliant invention and as you have shown so many other uses for them. liked the idea for basket ball hoop,for indoor play in winter when raining outside. Surprising what other things can be made from origanal purpose. Me acting fool with ribons hung at friends house in drafty area


  • I love the idea of using a cut noodle to keep boots in shape. I am rebellious – I use a noodle in the pool as a playing and floating device!


  • Such great ideas!
    We have done the trampoline springs & it does look great & is so much safer.
    Also quite inexpensive to do!
    Will definitely be trying the other ideas!


  • Oh wow, I was surprised to see so many great ideas for noodles, I was expecting dodgey and daggy ideas. But there wasn’t one


  • I love those ideas, specially the boots and the one to stop a child in bed. Thanks for sharing this.


  • Very handy ideas, my little girls made their own hobby horses out of pool noodles!


  • These are amazing! I would never have thought of something like this. Thank you!


  • These are brilliant. Fantastic. Awesome. My absolute favourite is the boots. I’m definitely going out to buy some pool noodles just for this.


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