10 Ways to Make a Waterfall + $1500 Cash Giveaway!!!

10 ways to make a waterfall left brain craft brain

This is a fabulously BIG post today!!  You get:

  1. 10 fabulous ways to make a waterfall inspired by our recent trip through the Pacific Northwest
  2. Tons of fabulous ideas from the other creative bloggers in the Kid Blogger Network
  3. Lots of chances to win a fabulous $1500 cash giveaway sponsored by the Kid Blogger Network

waterfall left brain craft brainFirst, let’s talk about waterfalls…  There’s a lot of them in California, Oregon and Washington.  And we tried to stop at as many as possible on our 2,000+ mile road trip this month.  We saw gorgeous falls like the ones in Dunsmuir, CA and the Multnomah Falls just outside of Portland.  There’s something fascinating about the power of all that water dropping off the side of a cliff!

Now that we’re back home, I wanted The Babe to keep learning about waterfall hydrodynamics, so I started digging.  A lot of my blogger friends had some great ideas, but I really wanted one that she could play with in the bathtub.

Bathtub Waterfallbath tub waterfall small

This waterfall is one of those “I found stuff in the trash, now make a toy from it” kind of deals.  All you need is some leftover plastic containers (like bottles or cups or cookie bins), some twine, a pair of scissors and a sharp screw or drill.  A suction cup {affiliate} makes it super easy to hang, too…

I did a few different things to help water flow through the containers:  cut off the bottoms or parts of the sides, took the caps off and punched holes with the screw to make it rainfall style.  A drill would be easier, but I made this during nap time, so used the much quieter screw to punch holes.  After you have all your water holes done, punch a few more with the screw and tie the pieces together with twine.  Twine gives it some fun motion when the water flows.  Plus, have I told you how much I love my striped baker’s twine {affiliate}?  I use it for everything…bathtub waterfall instructions 2 left brain craft brainAlthough The Babe didn’t help me make this, she loved playing with it (she actually asked to take her bath and go to bed 4 hours ahead of time, she was so intrigued).  She was also full of ideas on how to reconfigure it, so we made it again a few times….  Life is all about experimentation and here’s a few more ways to experiment with water:

Preschool Water Fun Kid Wash from Fun-A-Day  |  Bottle Sprinkler from Frugal Coupon Living    DIY Water Wall from TinkerLab  |  Bamboo Guttering Waterfall from Creative Star10 ways to make a waterfall collage 1 left brain craft brainPool Noodle Water Wall from Teaching Mama  |  Aluminum Foil River and Waterfall from Play Create Explore  |   Pool Noodle Train Tracks from Play Trains  |  Experimenting with Hydraulics from Child Central Station  |  Fun PVC Sprinkler from Come Together Kids10 ways to make a waterfall collage 2

To see more great ideas from my blogger friends, check out this:  An InLinkz Link-up

And now…  time for the HUGE!! $1500 Cash Giveaway from Kid Blogger Network.

giveawaybigA bunch of my blogger friends from the Kid Blogger Network joined up to help you win some serious cash – one of three $500 prizes.  Just go check out my friends on their blogs, on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, etc. to get lots and lots of entries.   And while you’re at it, find some really great things to do with your kids.

The details:  You can win one of three $500 cash prizes directly in your PayPal account!  This giveaway is open internationally. You must be 18+ years old to enter. Void where prohibited. No purchase necessary. Winners will be notified via email and have 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen. Please see detailed terms and conditions below the giveaway for more info.

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18 thoughts on “10 Ways to Make a Waterfall + $1500 Cash Giveaway!!!”

    1. leftbraincraftbrain

      Thanks Karen! My girl loves it and keeps redesigning it over and over again.

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