How to Make a PVC Homemade Sprinkler

PVC Homemade Sprinkler

Piping can be recycled and actually make great DIY Projects. With the many different alternative uses of piping the options are endless. Do you need an affordable (yet fun and creative) idea that will keep your kids busy and entertained for a few hours? This article is perfect for you then!


  • 2 10 foot pieces of 1/2 inch PVC pipe
  • 1 PVC t-joint
  • 1 PVC hose to pipe connector
  • 4 PVC elbow joints
  • PVC cement
  • PVC pipe cutting tool (optional)
  • Drill with 1/16 inch drill bit

Step-by-Step Process

Step 1

The first step is to simply cut the 10 foot pipes into 4 four feet pieces. The excess amount will not be needed, but be sure to save it in case you need to make repairs later. PVC pipe cutters can be a little expensive, but they are very much worth the cost! A hack saw can also be used to cut PVC, if you prefer.

Step 2

Once you have cut the pipes into the 4 four feet pieces, drill random holes along the length of each 4 foot pipe. The holes should be kept toward the upper third of the pipe, but they can be slanted in any direction.

Step 3

Now, you can cut one of the 4 foot feet pieces in half. The hose and t-joint will be used here. Using PVC cement, glue the t-joint, the hose connector and the pipe pieces together.

Step 4

Once you’ve glued the t-joint, the hose connector and the pipe pieces together, glue the remaining pieces together using the elbow joints to connect each side and make a square. Let the PVC cement dry completely and then screw the hose into the hose connector piece.

Step 5

Now, all you have to do is turn the water on to the adjusted speed you’d like and watch your kid have fun!

This is a great summer activity for kids who love the water! When you decide you want to put the sprinkler away, simply unscrew the hose, tip the sprinkler up and drain out the water. It can be easily stored for later use!


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