Squirt Gun Water Races

Made From Pinterest - guest blogger for Design Dazzle Summer Camp

Hello! I’m Tracy one of the three sisters who blog at Made From Pinterest. Debbie, Sherri and I live in three different states and keep in touch by testing one pin at a time.

It took awhile, but summer has finally arrived! The temperatures have been in the triple digits all week. I realized it was time to find a fun outdoor activity that would help keep the kids cool. I found this water gun activity from Allison at  All For The Boys, and decided to expand on the idea by making it into an obstacle course.

Squirt Gun Water Races! Perfect for summer time! Easy DIY set up that will keep the kids happy and cool!

I grabbed some string, duct tape, scissors and plastic cups to set it up. I used by husband’s drill to put the holes in the cups. It didn’t take long before I had the three stages of the obstacle course ready to go.

I put the first stage under a balcony in our backyard.


The second stage lead them from the balcony across the patio to a grassy area in the backyard.


Once they crossed the patio and reached the tree it was time for them to hop in the shallow end of the pool.


 Splashing water from the pool in the cups was considered cheating, they could only use their squirt guns! Treading water and squirting water guns was harder than they thought.

Squirt Gun Water Races! Perfect for summer time! Easy DIY set up that will keep the kids happy and cool!

Once they completed the obstacle course, I had them take an another round by going through the course again.


This time they had to squirt the bottom of the cups until they got the them back to the original starting point. If you have a large group of kids, time how long it takes for each of them to complete the course. Then compare everyone’s times to see who the winner is.

Enjoy your summer!



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Thanks for sharing, Tracy! I can see kids playing squirt gun water games for hours!
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Posted on July 8, 2015
Categories: diy tutorials & creative ideas, holiday awesomeness, summer camp, summer camp

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  1. Christina @There's Just One Mommy says:
    July 18, 2015

    What a fun idea!
    We are definitely going to have a try at this sometime this summer!


    • Toni - Design Dazzle says:
      July 20, 2015

      So glad you like it. I enjoy kid activities like this – inexpensive and loads of fun!

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