With a little creativity, the pool noodle can become anything from decor to party props. It’s foam form makes it easy to work with and safe to use. Although, I will warn you that a couple of these ideas may need to be monitored by an adult.

Pool Noodle Lightsabers: This cool idea may come from a galaxy far, far away, but you can get the supplies right in your local dollar store! (via Muddy Boots


Pool Noodle Wreath: Great craft for your summer get together or just hanging by your pool. Perfect timing for this Memorial Day Weekend–a super easy, last minute decoration! Plus, everyone will be asking you where you got it and then how you made it. (via Remodelando la Casa)


Pool Noodle Ball Pit: Ball pits are some of the most entertaining places kids want to go. But they are not always the cleanest. So, make one yourself, with cheap pool (sanitized) noodles! (via Frugal Freebies) (photo credit here)


DIY Pool Noodle Race Track: And they’re off! Entertain your kids for hours with these cool car races! You can also use marbles if you don’t have any toy cars on hand. (via Ramblings From Utopia)


Pool Noodle Garland: Make a unique, cheap, decoration for any outdoor get together this summer! (via Dollar Store Mom)