water blaster races

The kids are ready to get outside and play, so let’s set up this game for a total blast. You know those carnival games where you all line up and aim to get the water in the clown’s mouth? Kind of the same idea here, except we’re going full-blast DIY! Take aim at the cup and let the water do the work. The one who pushes their cup to the finish line first, wins.

PLAY TIP: Using a really long string means players will have to refill before making it to the end. Oh, the competition is on!

What You’ll Need:
cups
string, yarn or twine
scissors
water blasters

supplies for water blaster races do it yourself activity for kids

Ask a parent to cut a hole in the bottom of each cup.

red plastic cups with holes cut in the bottom

Thread the string through the hole in one cup. Do the same for the next cup.

twine is strung through the hole of the red plastic cups

Find two stable objects to secure the string, like between two trees or a tree and a fence. Tie each end of the player's string to secure it in place.

red plastic cup secured to a post with string

Set up the cups next to each other. The inside of each cup should face each player and strings should span horizontally from one end to the other.

red plastic cups float on string above the lawn

Players take aim for water blastin' time!

super soaker water blaster races begin with two friends

watch how it's done!