Tricycle Car Wash

Make the amazing water toy for kids out of some PVC pipes.
Does summer in the city sound frustrating for you, especially when you have kids on board? We know the tricks to make it less tiresome. Do you remember our Palette Hanging Bed? If you are the lucky owner of a garden, or maybe your friends are, we've got another great idea for you.

The Tricycle Car Wash from Design Mom is fantastic D.I.Y. project, which opened new possibilities for me how to have chilling fun in the haze of the hot summer days. And not only for the youngest ones (as the author of this project stated they would be in a 'water heaven') but for the adults also. Till now the pool was our top dream for hot holidays' season, of course after we would build our dreamed house first;), but this project beats it!

It looks quite complicated at the first glance, but Design Mom gives such a detailed tutorial that it seems much easier in the end. She also offers free printable construction plan, which, I personally think, is priceless. Thus equipped in the necessary knowledge we can build the D.I.Y. Tricycle Car Wash on our own. I love the idea and can not even imagine all the children's joy. You can add your personal touch to it, as usual, by choosing different colours' palette e.g. As we can not wait to see your work completed, please DO try it at home and send us some photos.

For full tutorial of Tricycle Car Wash, click the link

Tricycle Car Wash

What you need:


  • PVC pipe cutter
  • Tape measure
  • Drill with 1/8 inch drill bit
  • Marker
  • Scissors/rolling blade

Supplies / ingredients:

  • 1 – 6 inch piece of PVC
  • 2 – 1 foot lengths of PVC
  • 2 – 5 foot lengths of PVC
  • 3 – 3 foot lengths of PVC
  • 20 – 2.5 foot lengths of PVC
  • 2 – cross PVC connectors
  • 2 – PVC caps
  • 9 – ‘T’ PVC connectors
  • 9 – elbow PVC connectors
  • 1 – female hose adapter to PVC connector piece
  • 2 misters
  • Rubber mallet
  • PVC adhesive (optional)
  • Sponges
  • Pool noodles
  • Plastic shower curtains
  • Printable construction plan (free!)

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