The unusual pool play item does not appear as a particularly special o useful item. It does have a few cute qualities such as floating, being colorful and kids can utilize it to smack each other… not sure how cute that one is. However, we bet you never thought they would have any other use than being used as a pool toy. Well, it has come to our attention that the toys have a whole array of wonderful uses. Ranging from organizational uses to damage preventing ones’, we have compiled a whole list for you to indulge in. Let’s go.
Everyone loves a good bottle of wine as a gift or giving one. Specifically, during the festive season, a good bottle of wine goes down well no matter the situation. One problem: putting multiple bottles of wine in the same bag can result in them clashing and potentially breaking. We would prefer not to have an alcohol smelling mess. The pool noodle solution: cut large pieces of pool noodle in a spiral method and wrap the bottles in the pieces of noodle. It will not heat nor cool the bottles but it acts as a world-class defense mechanism.
Drawers That Droop
Keeping your kitchen organized is a must and made so easy with the help of drawer organizers. What’s not so great is when you open the drawer and everything swings out of place. This completely takes away the purpose of the organizer. Well, we have the solution to keeping the drawer in place. Use a piece of pool noodle and insert it behind the actual utensil organizer. Now, your organizer will no longer slip and side as it is forcefully against the front of the drawer.
This idea is super exciting for a windy day by the water. Simply slice the pool noodles in half, place a stick in the top and let the games begin with the kids. Let them design the best boat they can. Once completed you can venture to any lake or river closeby and play away. This is smart and affordable fun too!
Garden Chair Cover
No one likes a burn from the lawn chair in the summer heat. They’re made from metal for a reason, so they don’t melt that is. We have the perfect trick to save your arms from being severed by those heated armrests, simply place a piece of pool noodle around the armest. This especially useful when you have children running around in the heat.
Mowing the lawn with a push lawnmower can be extremely irritating on the arms. With the movements and vibrations traveling directly from the engine and up into the bar. This makes it uncomfortable and way harder to get the job done on your lush lawn. Placing a pool noodle on the bar will mute those vibrations in an instant.
Kids constantly running around, slamming doors or a teenager who tantrums- we know the shock of hearing that slam. This trick is also a smart way to keep the door from slamming those tiny fingers of toddlers. Place the piece of pool noodle on the door and it will form as a stopper anytime a slam may arise.
By simply placing a hook in the wall and attaching the piece of pool noodle to it, you have the perfect curtain tie. This works well with fabric curtains that may blow in the wind. Cutting the noodle spirally will allow you to slip the curtains right in. This is much easier than the older hook system and can really save the quality of the curtains at the same time.
Floaty For Your Fishing Pole
Many parents can relate to the incident where your kids have accidentally thrown the fishing rod into the water. They simply grab it out your hands and before you know it the pole has sunk. Well, we have the solution- the noodle piece is a perfect fit floaty for your fishing rod. Next time, a piece of the rod will instantly float in the water.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Preventer
Typing without wrist support is a tough one. We would know! The noodles are really nice for solving issues such as this as you can customize the size to whatever you may need. Additionally, you can place it at whatever angle is comfortable for you. This trick will really prevent carpal tunnel and save the wear and tear on the affected areas involving typing.
Those messy electric cables around the house always get in the way, collect dust and are constantly tangled. This trick will keep them safely together and neatly organized. Just cut a piece of the pool noodle and cut it again down the middle- wrapped around your cables it is the perfect holder. The fibers of the noodle also formulate as good insulators. Wrapping duct tape over the noodle will also allow it to be easily secured and moved.
Garage Door Stopper
If you drive an SUV or wagon this one is for you. Garage doors are often scratching the trunk of your car when opened, even denting them sometimes. By simply attaching pool noodle to the garage door you can create a perfect cushion in order to prevent dings and dents. This is an easy precaution so you no longer have to worry when you have your hands full or forget.
Keeping your brushes clean, out of the way and from running off the table can be a true challenge. With each color, the water gets dirtier and it becomes harder to maintain that exact shade. Placing a piece of pool noodle on the side of your container holding the water will solve this issue in a jiffy. It can also be a holder for your brushes and a place to air them out to dry.
Seatbelts can be restricting and annoying, they plunge into such uncomfortable areas too. We have a great little trick, placing a pool noodle piece over the shoulder strap solves every issue. Firstly, it can be a comfortable cushion and it assists in preventing the digging and restriction a tad.
Protecting and nurturing those floppy boots is a challenge, and a good pair of boots is supposed to last years. This trick is great in saving the wear and tear on your boots. By cutting a piece of pool noodle just a bit above the height of the boot and placing it in there when you’re not wearing them will maintain the structure and protect your stunning purchase.
The common element and nicest part of these noodles is how quick and easy they are to cut. Below is a fun idea of how to turn them into a math game- fractions to be exact. It is a bit trickier and you may have to get some measurements involved but it is a smart and involving idea for children. Are they ever too young to start learning about fractions?
Multicolored Trampoline Spring Covers
Trampolines are every child’s childhood favorite. However, they come with responsibility, liability and a whole lot of fun. Regardless of safety measures, there are a million ways kids can injure themselves. We have a good measure to prevent them from bumping their heads on the springs- covering the springs with foam noodle. These sleeves will protect your precious child’s head and are a fun-looking precaution.
Playing Pirate Matey
Arts and crafts are engaging and fun for children…and parents. This craft project is one for boys and girls and is rather cool. It is tough to complete but at the end its all worth it, and the kids will actually be able to use it. Helping your kids make this boat is loads of fun and it also has a place at the back for steering, being an all-round activity for all. This is the perfect pool toy.
Fishing Rod Holder
Fishing rods are not so heavy and rather thin, so the foam noodle is perfect as their own tailor-made shelf. If you have any heavier objects you can definitely give it a try too, brooms and dustpans ould work well. Simply secure the pool noodle to a hole in the wall and you’re set. The utensils will be held up straight and look extremely neat- this is a huge plus.
Romantic Candles That Float
Ooohlala we love a little romance. This trick really sets the mood whether it be for a date or even a fancy dinner party. Who knew pool noodles could be romantic? Slice up small sections of pool noodles and place small tealight candles in the center. That easy, you’re all set and the best part is that the noodles are not flammable so don’t worry about any accidents. A little precaution is that the noodles may melt.
Pool Noodle For The Pool
We are not talking about them in the normal way you’re thinking. These noodles can be turned in to floating trays for beverages or snacks when floating or sitting in the pool on a hot summer day. Using a small plate- wrap the foam noodle around the plate and bind together with waterproof tape. You’re all set for your pool party.
Noodle Bed Barrier
Children are always tossing and turning, banging their heads in the middle of the night- even bedrails can be a bit dodgy. Preventing this will allow sleep-full nights in the long run. The foam pool noodles are a great barrier and the only thing to ensure is using duct tape so that the little rascals do not pull the noodles off.
Keeping Your Delicates Intact
Nobody enjoys having creased clothes, some are so easily affected that ironing over and over simply is not an option. We have the solution, putting a piece of noodle on the bottom of your hanger followed by the clothing will keep the creases out for good. It doesn’t look the best but your clothes sure will.
Car Roof Protector
Placing anything on the top of your car is most probably going to damage your car roof in some way. Noodles can help prevent scratches and damage. Placing the noodle on first and then the objects on top will be savior however, it is important to make sure everything is extremely safely secured as well as the pool noodles.
The two main lines that flow out of an RV are the sanitation line and water line. Keeping the lines running smoothly and warm during the winter is a real challenge…well not anymore. Placing the lines through a pool noodle just as you did the cables can really solve this issue. The noodle will insulate the lines and keep them unfrozen and working well.
Dodging Those Icy Drafts
Utility bills escalate in te colder months of the year. Keeping your house warm is always a challenge but especially keeping the draft out. By placing some form of weight in the middle of a pool noodle and placing it under doors where a draft runs through, you have a home-made draft dodger. It is truly effective and may help save some bucks on the bills.
One single foam noodle is not that good of a tool to float on. But, if you get a whole lot, wind them all together- you have a really cool raft. Use PVC pipe as the foundation and to stop them from flopping over but wit this your raft is safe and secure- and can even hold your heavy animals who feel like relaxing on the pool.
Distinguishing your yard in the wintertime can be real tough amongst all the snow. This makes cleaning up your yard one big mission. Placing pool noodle will allow you to easily distinguish those borders. This requires PVC pipe down the middle for a little stability, but then you are good to go.
Soft Steps For Your Step-Ladder
This trick will assist your posture, arm placement and overall form on those scary ladders. Ladders can be tough on the knees and by wrapping the largest rings of noodly around the steps your knees will be protected. Be extra careful not to stand on the noodle pieces as they can be slippery and dangerous.
Another One Just Like The Other Ladder One
Ladders can easily leave scratches when leaned against your house. The pool noodle will pad the ladder and leave your house scratch-free. It is imperative you use adhesive tape or duct tape to prevent slipping. This is great to save those easily damaged gutters from any damage.
Wreath making is a hasty challenge and they can easily simply break, lose shape or just damage. Pool noodles are a trusted and securing base for wreaths. The foam is both the perfect amount of stiff and soft that the decorative components will stick effectively.
360 Degrees Work Light
Working in the dark can be dangerous and frustrating especially when your light is unstable. Wrapping the handle of your flashlight in a perfectly measured amount of noodle will stabilize your flashlight. Keep it facedown unlike seen in the picture below for the best stability. You will thus, have a safe and secure sense and be able to work efficiently.
Hack That Noodle
By literally “hacking” the foam noodle into sections, with a sharp kitchen knife, this is the best tool to cut the noodle. This hack is useful for how to perform all the other hacks, it is important you use a sharp knife of any sorts preferably serrated.
Slicing the noodle or creating a smaller incision is a bit more challenging and precise. You can use a razor blade or a box cutter to perform these specific measures. This allows it to be neater and allows less foam to spill or fall apart.
Storing Your Stationery
Our number one tool: pool noodles, need a place to hangout when we aren’t using them. Afterall, we do not wanting them getting messy, dusty or ruined before we can even use them for our projects. A huge bucket is a great container to place them in and keep them out of hzarmsway.
Making It An Official Hobby
Making a jig will assist in your foam noodle arts and crafe endevours. Using a handsaw you can cut multiple pieces of wood which will be used to hold the noodle steady. This jig will make cutting the noodle a lot easier and create precise cuts.
We are all aware of the dangers of leaving your phone lying around. It can easily have water spilled on it or be scratched. With the foam noodle you can create your own phone holder, just with a few simple cuts. This will raise your phone off the counter and protect it in the long run.
The components you will need: string, hooks, a pool noodle and a little bit of craftsmanship. You can then simply hang your flashlight from above which will make it extremely useful when extra light is needed or when needed specifically from above. The foam is wonderfully flexible so any light can fit right into the foam. This is great for mechanics and engineers too.
Cooling For Cans
This hack is apparently very obvious but the fibers and constituates that make up the pool noodle are found in drink insulators. You can easily save a spend and turn this into a DIY/ This also allows you to personalize it to whatever color you want at the same time. You can color code the drinks to specific people, we think this is rather smart and fits in perfectly with our new pool noodle hobby.
Protecting Your Doors From Marks And Scratches
Hitting your car doors on the walls of your small garage is particularly frustrating. This damages the walls too. Of course, the pool noodle to the rescue- you can cut the noodle into two and stabilize it to either wall. This will stop those frustrating dents and dings from happening. Carrying noodle parts in your car can help in parking lots with the same situation.
Notice My Bike Please
This cyclist is not on his way to the pool for an aerobics class but rather using this neon yellow noodle as a visibility tool. Cycling on the road can be dangerous and dark in the evenings however, this tool increases visibility and creates a barrier on his left side to ensure cars do not get too close for comfort. This is genius and simple, no cutting needed.
Toilet Tablet Holder And Saver
This is truly a smart saver. The tablets that you insert into your toilet that keep it fresh and clean diminish almost instantly. With this trick they should last up to 40% longer. This can easily be done by simply wrapping the tablet in the foam roller and creating a zip tie. The tablet will then float and keep your toilet cleaner for longer.
Organization Compartment For Sticks
This is a great hack to keep anything stick-like or any materials lying around your house organized. PVC and other materials get dirty quickly and take up tons of unnecessary space. These materials roll around and truly get in the way. Using a spiral of foam noodle will contain all those extra sticks and keep your storage space tidy and clean.
Using moveable wire and mesh and wrapping it around the foam noodle will broaden yor horizons. You can make tons of decorations just like these candy cane ones below. These decorations are perfect for any weather conditions and extremely durable year-round. Get creative with these festive ideas.
Bed Leg Covers
This one is simple, wrap the foam noodles around the legs of your bed and they will easily be protected from any damage, marking or scratches. This will keep your furniture in its original and perfect condition for years.
Looking for a cute place for the kids to relax? Well, with this foam pool noodles you can make them a little funhouse. All you need is pool noodles and some duct tape, yu can make the funhouse as big and ellaborate as you want. This is a great idea for a timeout area too. This funhouse is great as a counting location during hide and seek.
lego games and building blocks are kid favorites but can be a bit of a mission and get lost very often. With their sharp curves and noisey banging when breaking, sometimes it’s nice to just haave a quite toy around the house. Using a pool noodle is an easy way to create homemade blocks and an be used to build those tall towers. Oh, and they’re easy on the feet.
We dread the age when kids start getting agiated and fussy over bathtime. How to make it easier to get them into the tub? Use pool noodles, funnels and some waterproof sticky tape anf you have the perfect water game for te bathtub. The only issue will be getting them out now.
Mop Bucket Funnel
Mopping the floor is already a dreaded task, now you have to get the water in the huge and heavy bucket too. Well, the pool noodle to the rescue. Using the noodle as an elongated funnel is an easy way to fill up your bucket. The noodle will fit directly over your faucet and your bucket will be full before you know it.
Summer Water Sprinkler
This little trick is a but harder but well worth it. Instructions are available all over the internet but you need foam noodle, some PVC and faucet parts. This is a great one for the whole family and super fun. This has to be our favorite use and its good for kids of all ages too.
We certainly would never suggest eating the foam noodle, that would be a choking hazard for sure. However, the pool noodle can be used as a great stand to stick cake pops in, lollipops and can even just be used while you wait for those cake pops to dry/cool before displaying them and wrapping them.
Real-Sized Lincoln Logs
These are a great toy to build forts and playhouses. Simply use brown pool noodles and cut notches in the noodles. Lucky for you, when they wack one another with the logs they’re soft and won’t cause too much fuss. These life-size logs will channel your child’s inner engineer for sure.
Get that PVC out it’s goal post time. This is good when coaching your kids or when they’re first starting out as they can practice kicking all day long. You can constantly adjust them as your kid gets taller which is such an affordable and great hack for kids of all ages.
Oh, It’s Noodle Time
We know by now that yoy know just how much kid’s like wacking each other with these noodles. They are fabulous to use as soft lightsaber’s and it saves you some stress when it comes to them hurting one another. Simply, attach a noodle to a handle and you have a fancy wacking lightsaber for any age- and they are in the correct colors too.
The numerous decorations that can be made with these noodles are incredible. This one is particularly scary- using some old socks and wornout shoes, attach them to the noodle and stick them in your bushes or yard for a scary effect. They will look just as if legs are sticking out from the accident site. It will look just as if a witch accidentally crashed her broomstick on your front-lawn. These noodles are unbelievably durable, flexible and can certainly save you a buck fifty.