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Plastic Water Bottles into a Water Wall Center for Kids
I wanted to create a fun water station for my daughter to play within the summer, and here it is.

Posted by J.Mad from Osaka, Osaka Prefecture, Japan • Published See J.Mad's 3 projects »
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  • How to make a garden project / plant. Water Wall - Step 1
    Step 1

    You will need:

    Plastic Bottles, String, Tape, Scissors,

    I used 3 wire grid panels to create a movable Water Wall, this way I can set up the water wall in any location and put away in winter.

  • How to make a garden project / plant. Water Wall - Step 2
    Step 2

    Cut out each of the bottles in half-ish. (Note: if you are concerned about the sharp edges of the cut plastic bottles, then you can take the tape and cover the plastic edges.)

    The funnel half you can leave the cap off and just let the water gush through. If you want a more slow sprinkle effect, then you can put holes in the cap with a nail and hammer.

    The non-funnel half, you can cut slits at the bottle for the water to fall through.

  • How to make a garden project / plant. Water Wall - Step 3
    Step 3

    Another aspect of the water wall is the water slide, this part catches all the water and puts it back into the large water bowl, so that you can keep reusing the same water. To make the water slide, you will need to cut the bottom of the cups or bottles, then cut them in half the long way. Tape the halves together to make one long water slide.

  • How to make a garden project / plant. Water Wall - Step 4
    Step 4

    This next step is a fun one to let the kiddies do. Paint and decorate the bottles. I used paint markers.

  • How to make a garden project / plant. Water Wall - Step 5
    Step 5

    Deciding where and how to place the water bottles would be half the fun for older kids. Let them experiment with the movement of water. Asking questions like: If we wanted to make the water get to the bowl the fastest, how should we arrange the bottles? slowest? longest route? shortest route? Setting up “water traps” might also be fun. I used the red tape to adhere the funnels to the metal grid wall.

    Place the bottles in the decided locations, and PLAY~

    Notes on play with toddlers: The Water Wall is most engaging at eye level. Encourage mixing media, water color paints, sand, rocks. You would be amazed at the observations and questions that arise when rocks don’t move in the same way water does.

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PinKween
PinKween · Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, IT · 24 projects
Fantastic, will pass it on! Love it!
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J.Mad
J.Mad · Osaka, Osaka Prefecture, JP · 3 projects
Thanks, love my girl ;)
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Abby W.
Abby W. · St Louis, Missouri, US · 16 projects
What an amazing Mommy you are! This rocks.
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J.Mad
J.Mad · Osaka, Osaka Prefecture, JP · 3 projects
Please post your version Happy
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Nancy!
Nancy! · Shawinigan, Quebec, CA · 64 projects
Aaawwww! She is soooooo lucky!!!That was one of my favorite toys!!!!!My mom buyed me one.... but with this one...wow!Can you imagine what we can do with bottle and a lot of time and imagination :O Wow!!Epic! I think i will try this with my little cousin... but it will be more for me! ^_^ ah!ah! Thank you so much for sharing this!!
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J.Mad
J.Mad · Osaka, Osaka Prefecture, JP · 3 projects
Great for anyone that works or has kids.
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ficklephonebug ..
ficklephonebug .. · 60 projects
I absolutely LOVE this, very clever!! Happy
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Jet H.
Jet H. · Haarlem, North Holland, NL · 108 projects
awesome, what a great idea, love it!!!!
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