Keeping their cool

Keeping their cool

Over on GeekDad, Dana Bostic came up with this simple backyard cool-the-kids “hack” — a hose sprayer set to “shower,” zip-tied to a tall step ladder pouring down onto a trampoline — so the kids can work up a sweat and cool off at the same time!

Keeping the Kids Cool This Summer [Thanks, Shawn!]

3 thoughts on “Keeping their cool

  1. CMHDave says:

    I’ve actually been doing something similar for ages and the kids love it. Place an oscillating sprinkler dead center under the trampoline and the force of the water will be enough to shoot through the mesh and soak the kids.

  2. zof says:


    I’ve never really understood those protective cages on the trampolines, have the fun when I was a kid was trying and bounce your siblings off the trampoline on their butt. Yes there was blood and tears but revenge was sweet….

  3. Anonymous says:

    This will be slightly less fun for the dad when one of the kids realizes they can climb to the top of the ladder and jump off onto the trampoline. Dialing 9-1 now and waiting.

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Gareth Branwyn is a freelance 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 to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.

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