Gutter DIY’s For The Kids
Kid-focused Gutter DIYs
What could gutters and my kids have to do with each other? We thought you would never ask! With just a few lengths of gutter, you and your kids can have an afternoon of outdoor FUN!
Gutter Sailboat Races!
Looking for a fun way to spend an afternoon with the little ones? How about your very own sailboat races or rubber ducky races?
It is easy to create your own raceway! Have the gutters cut the same length, add any decals or decorations, add water, and you’re ready for the race!
If that was not challenging enough, you could add another level of fun to your raceway! Spray paint your gutter lanes with vibrant colours or theme it around America’s Cup! Who does not LOVE spray paint?!
A Gutter Fishing Derby!
What better way to pass a Sunday afternoon or evening than by dropping a line and catching “the BIG ONE”! Make your backyard fun by creating a “gutter river” to drop a line and see what you can catch!
Cut the gutter any length you would like and make a pond or two that can be stocked with different “types” of fish. Use your imagination…the fish can be metal hook-less lures. The fishing pools can be a stick, a string, and a magnet. No need to put a worm on that hook! Save that for the BIG waters! A few drops of food colouring can give the pond a bluish/greenish look and make catching the trophy fish more of a challenge!
You can set the rules: the fastest time to catch a fish, the most fish caught in 2 minutes, hide a “Trophy Fish” or the biggest fish of the day. Catch and release all day long!
When you are done fishing for the day, empty the gutters and store them away for use another time.
A Giant Gutter Ice Cream Sundae!
Keep your eye on the prize! We don’t mean a six-foot sundae…but that would be delicious! Who would have thought about using gutters as serving dishes?
Cut some new gutters into fun serving sizes that many family members can enjoy sharing.
All you have to do is clean the gutter, line it with foil and plastic wrap, and make your sundaes! Get the kids involved in the decorating with sprinkles, syrup and whipping cream! Get your camera out and post photos of those “gutterific” sticky smiling faces!