Pool Noodle Cooler

Alicia W
by Alicia W
3 Materials
5 Minutes
Relaxing in your pool & getting thirsty? No need to get out. Tie this cooler to your raft & stay in the pool all day long!

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You will need a plastic container (Amazon) - one that is more shallow than deep - so it will not tip over.
You'll also need rope, (I used a cotton wash line) one pool noodle (Amazon), scissors, and a utility knife Amazon.
Lay the noodle along the long side of the container to determine the size.
Carefully cut the noodle to size.
You will need two long pieces of noodle.
Lay the first cut noodle along side of the big noodle and cut one more piece.
For the shorter ends of the container, lay the noodle along side of the short end of the container to determine the size and cut.
Once you have one short noodle cut, lay it along side of the big noodle and cut another piece.
You should have two short noodles and two long noodles.
Depending on the size of your plastic container you may have noodle left over.
Thread the rope through each piece of noodle beginning with a short piece. Then continue with a long piece, then a short piece, then a long piece.
Lay each of the pieces around the plastic container.
Determine how long a piece of rope you would like to use as a "pull string" or to use to tie to your raft.
Cut the rope and tie the ends together securing the noodles around the plastic container.
The noodles will be loose but once you put the cooler into the water, the noodles will surround the plastic container.
After you've cut the rope, if you decide you need a longer "pull string" you can always tie more rope onto the noodles.
Now relax and enjoy a cold beverage as you float along.
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  • Cindy Jeffries Avery Cindy Jeffries Avery on Aug 04, 2017

    Can I hot glue these pool noodles to the box?

  • Susie Susie on Dec 17, 2018

    Can’t find how to put Ubc pipe into lollipops

  • Ticia Ticia on May 29, 2020

    Very clever but the way my hubby swims, it will still be sunk. Any idea of the best way/place to store pool noodles?

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