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Frugal Tip: Do-It-Yourself Ball/Foam Pit

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Wednesday, December 27, 2023 | 1 comments
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Image: Child in Colorful Ball Pit, by Peggy und Marco Lachmann-Anke on Pixabay

Here's a fun frugal craft! Would your little ones love a ball pit, but you don't want to spend the money?

You just need a small plastic pool plus several pool noodles you cut up! If you cut them into 2 inch pieces, you will get 26 pieces per pool noodle. So four pool noodles might be plenty!

Shop at the dollar store for your pool noodles, and you could probably make it for less than $5!

If you make this one, let us know how much it cost you!

NOTE - Children could bite off chunks of this foam, and result in a choking hazard. Best not to use it for children under 3 years old.

For the little ones (or for your dog!), you can buy a bag of 100 balls instead, and add them to your pool!

Image: Inflatable Swimming Pool for Kids Outdoors Toys, Round Garden Inflatable Pool for Baby
Kiddie Ball Pit Pool

Walmart Shopping Suggestions:

🧒🏻 Inflatable Baby Swimming Pool
🧒🏻 Swimming Pool Noodle
🧒🏻 100Pcs Ocean Pit Balls
🧒🏻 Foldable Ball Pit

Amazon Shopping Suggestions:

🧒🏻 Inflatable Baby Pool
🧒🏻 pool noodles
🧒🏻 bag of 100 balls
🧒🏻 Kiddie Ball Pit Pool

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About Catherine: I have been writing frugal tips since 1982, when I was a young divorced mom of two - for my baby product company, Born to Love. I am now mom to three sons, who are all grown up - and re-married to a wonderful man. We have rescued two little dogs, Denny and Dexter - and Bella, the cat.

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  1. Maxim says:

    We used about 300 ball pit balls to make out ball pit - kids have awesome fun, but the cleanup of all the balls all over the house... not so fun.

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