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MZ_Kids-Badge.gifInspired by the project of the same name in the Geek Dad book, Paul and his family decided to make the ultimate Slip ‘n Slide. They encountered a few snags along the way, but were satisfied with the results:

Overall, it was a nice DIY project that turned out to be a very impressive slide. For about the same price as you pay for those commercial Slip ‘n Slides, we made our own that will last a lot longer, is a lot longer and wider, and is sure to be a hit with the other kids in our family (and probably the parents too!).

Best Slip ‘n Slide Ever from @WiredGeekDad

Make: Kids: An interview with GeekDad’s Ken Denmead

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor for Boing Boing and WINK Books. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.

  • Nate

    I’m not sure if GeekDad talks about it or not…but we would always add baby shampoo to the slide.

    Kids would go flying off the end, it was so slick!

  • Marc de Vinck

    When I was a kid, our neighbor was a builder. We used the tarps that he had for covering homes under construction. They were huge! We would cover the entire yard and set up a sprinkler next to it. Cost $0 (exactly our budget)