Kids Activities Summer

Outrageously FUN Kids Car Wash

This kids car wash is must for your Summer Bucket List!! It is a fun summer STEM activity, fun summer activity to make together, and outrageously fun! Outrageously FUN Kids Car Wash - this is such a fun summer activity and summer stem project for elementary age kids to make this summer #summeractivities #stem #summerbucketlist

Outrageously FUN Kids Car Wash

Isn’t this kids car wash super cool?!?! It takes less than 2 hours and costs about $35 to make it. Here is how to make it.June 2012 205

Summer STEM Project
Supply List:

  • 8x 10 feet 3/4” PVC pipe
  • 12 T’s
  • 2 crosses
  • 7 elbows
  • 4 caps
  • 1 T with with 2 1” and middle 3/4”
  • 1 straight fitting
  • 1 female hose adapter (threaded)
  • pool noodle
  • craft foam, Velcro, and permanent marker (for signs)
  • 3 large sponges, 40 feet nylon lawn chair webbing, paper fasteners, and rope (car wash accessories)

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You will need to cut the PVC pipe to the following sizes (I wrote size on each piece so we could take it apart at the end of the season and build it again!)June 2012 212

  • 22x 30” long
  • 1x 5 feet long
  • 4x 3 feet long
  • 2x 1 feet long
  • 3x 6” long

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Drill holes for the water to come out! You can do this however you like. We drilled 15 holes (all in a row) each in two of the 3 foot pieces, 3 holes on two of the 30” pieces, and 3 holes in two of the caps.
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Now it is time to assemble your wash.  We put it together just like Family Fun suggested. Click here for online assembly instructions.
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Then it’s time to PLAY!!
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And then they wanted to get soaped up to go through!
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Even Tinker Bell went through…. but she preferred it as a CAR WASH!

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Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of 123 Homeschool 4 Me. As a busy homeschooling mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! She has created over 1 million pages of printables to help teach kids ABCs, science, English grammar, history, math, and so much more! Beth is also the creator of 2 additional sites with even more educational activities and FREE printables - and

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