We’ve had such a laugh at various water slides over these Christmas holidays.
I think the four kids have enjoyed them almost as much as their dad and myself.
But the homemade slides have been the best fun.
It all began with a family up the road who brought this huge tarpaulin to our annual street party.
The tarp was held down at the corners with tent pegs, then the kids used a hose to wet it. They kept chucking buckets of water down it, and all over each other, of course. I think I saw them squirt some dishwashing liquid down it too.
It kept them active and amused for hours.
The grass suffered, but it’s OK now.
When we went to the country to see some friends, the big boys made a similar slide in a sloping paddock. What a laugh for them and for us watching as well.
So there you go, just find a tarp, some tent pegs and a gentle slope. Easy to make, cheap as chips.
The best things in life are free, don’t you reckon?