Household re-purpose: water balloon pump!

Hooray!  Welcome to another Summer Fun Friday!!
This last week we had some water balloon fun!
DIY Water Balloon pump-household re purpose (1)
 I needed a way for the kids to fill up their own water balloons without turning the hose off and on a million times.
Here’s what I came up with:
A super easy DIY water ballooon pump!  Re-purpose a common household item to make filling water balloons simple enough for kids!
Part 1:
Wash out an old shampoo or conditioner pump bottle.  (The huge kind, like from Costco.)
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Fill with water.
Place balloon over the tip and pump to fill!
Easy peasy!
DIY Water Balloon pump-household re purpose (2)
This bottle head was too wide for the water balloons to fit over, so I used my kitchen shears to clip the sides off.
DIY Water Balloon pump-household re purpose (6)
It looked like this after I clipped. : )
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DIY Water Balloon pump-household re purpose (4)
This giant hand sanitizer bottle made another perfect pump.  No clipping needed.
I just emptied it into smaller bottles and rinsed it out good.
DIY water balloon pump
DIY Water Balloon pump-household re purpose (3)
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The kids thought filling the water balloons was almost as fun as throwing them!  And this was much easier than using the hose.  Now I just need to help them master tying the balloons too! : )
 *UPDATE*  Check out our DIY tying jig-water balloon station HERE
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Comments

  1. says

    Thank you so much for this brilliant idea! We have a water balloon fight at Cousin Camp every year, and I dread filling all those balloons every single year. I’m going to file this idea away for next year. Thank you for making my life a little easier! :)

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