Summer is nearly around the corner, and you likely can't wait to get out in the heat and cool off under the water. There is nothing more enjoyable than spending hours under the sun lying on a raft as you relax, effortlessly floating atop the water. However, you don't want to nor should you have to paddle over to the pool's edge every time you want a sip of your drink. Here is your quick guide to making a beverage boat with pool noodles.
It is quite easy to make a floating beverage cart; you'll wonder why you haven't thought to make it before. Keep in mind that the amount of material you require will depend on how many float carts you wish to make. Here are the materials you will need:
- Foam pool noodles
- Plastic storage container
- Plastic rope
- Measuring tape
- Hot glue
- Waterproof duct tape (optional)
For the transparent plastic storage box, aim for a medium-sized one, not the large boxes you use to store decorations. The perfect-sized container should hold around five to 10 beverages with room for ice. Additionally, a small box ensures the foam noodles can hold it up proficiently, so it doesn't tip over.
Now onto making your beverage boat with pool noodles! Take your measuring tape and calculate the length of each side of your container, making sure to jot down the measurements so you don't forget. Then, use these measurements to mark along your foam pool noodle and use your knife to cut the corresponding lengths carefully.
Next, use your hot glue gun to adhere the noodle pieces to each side of your storage container and wait for it to completely dry. The glue will help keep the foam noodles in place as you take your plastic rope and weave them through each noodle canal. Once you have both ends together, fasten them tightly; this will help keep the noodles together to keep your boat afloat. You may also take some duct tape to secure the drip of the foam noodles, but that part is optional.
Now your beverage boat is set up in record time, so you can get to the pool and start drifting the day away with your drink right beside you. With how easy beverage boats are to make, you might consider making a few and gifting them to friends. At Honor Trading Company, we have foam noodles in bulk so you can play with them, make them into floats, and get creative. You might find yourself surprised at the dynamic uses foam pool noodles have to offer!