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44 Things to do with a Pool Noodle

21 uses for pool noodles
by Mark Garcia December 13, 2017

44 Uses for Swimming Pool Noodles

3 and a half years ago, I wrote the seminal article on the topic of pool noodles, "22 things to make with pool noodles" - and since then the pool noodle universe has never stopped expanding. The original article or 'photo blog' is now updated to include 100% more uses for pool noodles. 

And so below, we have 44 things you can do with pool noodles. Foam noodles are so versatile, they can be fashioned into hundreds of useful or fun items. 


Halloween Spider Costume from Jill Fitzgibbons, posted onto blog.sfgate.com

Pool Noodle Campfire from Crafty-Crafty, via Pinterest

Pool Noodle Car Rack Protectors from The Family Handyman

Pool Noodle Paint Brush Holder, by The Family Handyman 

Pool Noodle Tentacle Props from Propnomicon

Pool Noodle Baby Crib Rail Bumpers, covered in cloth, by babyneedlist.com

Pool Noodle Toddler Counter Bumpers, by Joellyn Benjamin Clark via Pinterest

Pool Noodle Child Seat Belt Pad, by csnbaby.com via pinterest

Pool Noodle Car Door Bumper, by Joe Truini with Todayshomeowner.com

Pool Noodle UnderSea Coral Reef Prop from kidzoro.com, via pinterest

Pool Noodle Candles with LED lights,  from shinyflowersmodel.com

Pool Noodle Sprinkler connected to garden hose, by Make It and Love It

Pool Noodle Bed Edge Bumpers for Kids, from Baby Needs, via pinterest 

Pool Noodle Garden Stakes to support young plants, from Faithtap.com

Pool Noodle Clothes Hangers, by How Does She pool noodle article 

Pool Noodle Holiday Wreath, article from Goodhousekeeping.com via pinterest

 Pool Noodle Rosary from Catholic Icing

Pool Noodle Boot Stands, from Lesley Braate, via pinterest

Pool Noodle Lollipops by Leslie Welch, article by Trollox.com

Pool Noodle Faucet Extension by Christine Tang via pinterest

Pool Noodle Elf Legs by Julie Knotts via pinterest 

Pool Noodle Christmas Tree Watering Tube, by Ashley Langston, via pinterest

Football Goal Posts, from FamilyFun, now Spoonful.com. Just use wood or steel stakes to hold noodles in the ground.


Kick Croquet Lawn Game, by Inner Child Fun, is a fun game for kids to burn off some energy.


Pool Noodle Ring Toss game, from the Joys of Boys, with instructions on 5 summer pool noodle Activities


Headboard for kid's bed, from FamilyFun, now Spoonful.com.


Trampoline Spring Protectors, from SoSickWithIt.com on their page of simple ideas that are bordeline genius!


Backyard Water Park ideas; from Event Horizons comes Noodle Sprinklers, with detailed pics on construction.


Floating Pool Shade, from MyHusbandisCrazy.com, made from pvc pipe and pool noodles.


Floating In-Pool Table, from Lifehacker, made from a cutting board and a pool noodle.


Noodley Beverage Boat, from Instructables.com, made from a plastic storage box, string, and a pool noodle.


Pool Noodle Javelin Toss is from the Hallmark Channel, with complete instructions on how to make it with 8 pool noodles.

Pool Noodle Swing, from Simply Natural Mom, all you need is a rope, 1/2 a pool noodle and a sturdy tree!


Shopping Cart Bumper, from Living My LIfe on Purpose, safe and sanitary!


Jedi Knight Light Sabers, from the Muddy Boots Blog, gets these fun toys made for $1.44 each!


Pool Noodle Raft, from the Headley House, could be a lifesaver if marooned on a desert island!


Flip Flop Wreath, from Fox Hollow Cottage, shows how to make a pool noodle wreath, for any season!


Pool Noodle Garland, from Dollar Store Mom, can be used for any occassion, indoors or outdoors.


Marble Race Track, from HomeSpun Threads, easy to make race track.

Noodle Curtain, from Makezine, shows how to make a fun party decoration with pool noodles and string.


Brithday Candles, from Life Scraps and Patches, are reusable, year after year, for everyone's big day! 


The Pool Noodle Throne, found on Ciastoland, displaying more creative American ingenuity.


From Budget101 comes a Pool Noodle Toilet Seat; for campers or preppers and road trippers!

And finally, you can use Pool Noodles in the Pool! Poolcenter.com has tons of 'em, in all sizes!



44 (more) ways to use a pool noodle - what other uses for pool noodles can you think of? 

Pool Noodles can be bent, wired, wrapped, painted, cut and so much more. Pick up a case of pool noodles for your next craft project. You can usually find single noodles at your local dollar store.

What will you make with pool noodles? Send me a picture - I'll add it to the list! 



Thanks for Reading!
Mark Garcia