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DIY PVC Sprinkler

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After making the water table for the kids we decided we needed some other water toys for the kids. So we made this DIY PVC Sprinkler.

Fast and Easy DIY PVC Sprinkler overlaid by PVC sprinkler on lawn

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This project is probably the easiest project ever! You only need PVC, a drill, and PVC cutters. Seriously that’s it.

We decided not to glue the PVC together so that it would be really easy to break down for the winter.

DIY PVC Sprinkler

You need 3/4 inch PVC pipe. 3 end caps, 2 t’s, and 2 90 degree elbows. You also need a hose connector.

PVC Pipes

The hose connectors are not located in with the other PVC. At least at my Home Depot, they were located in with the sprinkler heads.

The side pieces are 5 feet each, the top portion is 4 feet with holes drilled every 2 inches with a 1/8 drill bit. For the feet there are 4 18 inch pieces.

PVC Pipes

Use the t’s to attach the feet to the sides and then the elbows to attach the sides to the top with the holes drilled. Point the holes down.

Put the end caps on the ends of the feet and then your hose connector. Connect your hose, and turn it on!

PVC Pipes all connected and spraying water

That’s it! Seriously, the easiest project and the kids have so much fun with it!

PVC Piper sprinkler

We turn the water on really low so that it’s just a dribble. This way it doesn’t create a flood and the kids can run through it.


Saturday 18th of May 2024

What is the blue lever on the last photo? I don't remember seeing that listed in the materials.


Sunday 19th of May 2024

It's a ball valve to turn off the water to the sprinkler without turning off the hose.


Sunday 25th of June 2023

Where did you connect the water hose connector? I couldn’t tell from the picture and got confused by the picture with the blue thing, so sorry!


Friday 28th of July 2023

We attached the water hose connector to one of the bottom leg supports. The rest get capped so the water doesn't leak out.


Thursday 25th of May 2023

what was the cost? I am thinking of adding this to an event for student ministry but we have a budget!


Thursday 25th of May 2023

I don't remember exactly, but I would imagine making it now would be around $30, given the current cost of PVC.

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Friday 17th of June 2022

Did you really use 18' of pvc for each side at the bottom or is it supposed to be 18"?? It doesn't look quite that long, but I know pictures can look distorted. We're going to make this for this summer!!


Saturday 30th of July 2022

That was a mistype! It is supposed to be 18". I will fix it now, thank you!