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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

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

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture, including the first book about the web (Mosaic Quick Tour) and the Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Building Robots. He is currently working on a best-of collection of his writing, called Borg Like Me.


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  1. Nate says:

    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!

  2. Marc de Vinck says:

    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)