Uses for Pool Noodles

July 13, 2011

Chicken coop with pool noodles around edge of tin roof.Someone gave my husband and me their old chicken coop that needed repair. We fixed it up best we could, but the only real problem was that the edges of the tin roof would scratch my head when I was cleaning the coop, gathering eggs, and so on.


I was in the Dollar General one day and noticed they had their pool noodles (those long foam things people can float with in pools) on sale, so I bought a couple and brought them home. I took some sharp scissors and put a split in each one. I took them outside and put them around the edges of the tin chicken coop roof, and, presto, no more scratched head.

I also think this will work for parents with toddlers who are just learning to walk or or already getting around good. They can put them on tables and such with sharp edges so baby won't get hurt if they bump into them. They can be cut to fit, covered up with a table cover, or just taken off for when company comes.

By Jennifer Jackson S. from Mercer, TN

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June 7, 2012

When I plant tomatoes, I put the wire rings around them. They invariably grow over the top of the metal rings and since they get heavy and there is no cushion, it cuts the stem almost in half.

Use Pool Noodles to Protect Tomatoes

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August 1, 2017

Cut a piece of a pool noodle to your desired length. Put slits in the noodle only halfway through. Make as many as you will need.


Insert your art tools; such as paint brushes, scissors, or what ever you need to store. Hang it up, if you like.

A pool noodle with slits to hold brushes.

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August 6, 2008

A friend of ours made "bumpers" for a rowboat he had newly painted by cutting up a foam swimming noodle and stringing a pair on some nylon rope.

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November 7, 2017

Other good uses of swimming noodles are the sides of narrow garages, so that when you park too close for swinging the vehicle door wide open, it hits the noodle, not the wall.

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July 11, 2017

Take a pool noodle and cut to your size, depending on how many glasses you want to store. Cut slits according to how many you need.


Attach it securely to a wall, then go ahead and hang your glasses.

Four plastic wine glasses held by a pool noodle.

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September 2, 2008

We did this along with water fun outside. We made light sabers out of pool noodles and PVC pipes. Of course we chose red, green, and blue (pink for a few girls that came). I cut the noodle into 3 pieces or 2 and then took a long PVC pipe that I bought at Lowe's and cut it into 9 pieces.

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