After a couple of hot afternoons in a row, my 4-year-old and some of his neighborhood friends decided we should build a kid’s car wash.  Why not.  I mean, what could go wrong.  We took a trip to Lowes and picked up the supplies (and bubble gum).

What you need to pick up.  If you get these items at Lowes, the upc number is included.

  • 7 – 3/4″ x 10′ PVC pipes, #23971
  • 3/4″ FM x 1/2″ MIP hose adapter, #34759
  • 3/4″ x 1/2″ slip x threaded tee, #23933
  • 10 – 3/4″ elbows
  • 10 – 3/4″ tees
  • 3/4″ x 48″ dowel, #19384
  • 1/8″ braided rope (optional), #349214




  • Hacksaw or handsaw
  • Drill with 1/16″ bit
  • Measuring tape

We followed the diagram and hooked it all up.  Very easy to do.  We can also take it apart and store it easily.  Then we just bought some fun things to hang on the pipes.  We picked up a mop head, swim noodles, rags, and cut-up plastic table clothes….   We hooked the hose and SPLASH – it was a HIT!!!

The Luckiest Day EVER!!

 My 3 year old son and I got the kids to school and when we walked back to our house –  Holy Construction Bateman –  this is what was happening!    
Front Row Seats!
  He stood, watching in fascination, without moving a tiny little muscle, not uttering a single sound, around 20 minutes.  Then he lifts up his arms, pumps his fists and shouts,  “THE LUCKIEST DAY EVER!”

          Who needs ANYTHING when you have road construction outside your house!