If your kids are like mine the minute the sun shines things just aren’t fun unless they involve water! We’ve collected together the BEST homemade water toys and games that are just brilliant for keeping the kids occupied and errr…. wet probably!
Totally the easiest homemade water toy ever! Choose an empty spray bottle – clean it out really, really well (I usually use an empty spray bottle from a non-toxic cleaner) then fill with water and spray away! Best bit of this spray bottle is if you spray into the sunlight it makes rainbows, and who doesn’t love a rainbow?
Painting with Water
There’s nothing easier than painting with water – it’s fun, creative, super quick to set up and free! We are loving this idea from Tippy Tups!
Looks like we’re not the only one – Beauties and the Bibs love a bit of water painting too!
DIY Sponge Waterbombs
Fancy something a bit more energetic and a lot more soaking wet? Try these fab homemade water bombs from Messy Little Monsters – these look just so fun!
And what could be better than playing with water? Mixing it with mud that’s what! Grab all the Mud Kitchen ideas over on New Mummy Blog.
Water Bucket & Empty Containers
Over at Living with a Jude and Captain Bobcat – they love to just play with a crate of water and lots of different empty containers – for pouring and measuring, hours of fun for zero effort and money. This is a big favourite here too!
Old School – Empty Washing Up Bottles
Over at My Bump to Baby they like a little old school empty washing up liquid bottle water shooter and who can blame them – loads of fun and super cheap to play.
How about getting really creative with water play and making up a foil river, you could go as simple or complex as you like and this is sure to keep the kids busy for hours. We can’t wait to give this one a try. Grab the full instructions over on Babyfoote.
Water Target Shot
We really like this simple water pistol target shot idea from Mummy Est. 2014. Easy to set up and great for a little competitive water spraying!
Flower sensory soup
And for something a little more relaxed, flowery sensory soup from Crafts On Sea is definitely the way to go.
Bottles with holes in
Over at My Everything Beautiful they like to fill plastic bottles with holes and squeeze the water out at each other – messy, wet and loads of fun!
Tuff Tray Dino Water Play
Emma Reed set up this gorgeous Dino Playscape – what’s not to love? Dinosaurs, water, sand, *stuff* to mess with, we can see this getting hours of play.
Flower ice bowl
And for something totally chilled out – try making these beautiful floral ice bowls from Craft with Cartwright.
Water Safety – always supervise children when they are playing with water
PS… you might also just love our Summer Fun List for kids, by kids.