Though it’s only the start of the season, we’ve seen many scorching days across the U.S. this summer. Around here (the Northeast) we’ve had an actual heatwave and it appears another is on the horizon.
Are you feeling the heat where you are? Looking for new and improved ways to keep cool (and have fun at the same time)? Then you’re in luck! We’ve rounded up some of our favorite products that help us keep cool, as well as their DIY counterparts, so you can beat the heat this summer, no matter your budget! Click through the gallery below, and make sure to tell us in the comments how you’re staying cool this summer.
Slip ‘n Slides have been around since I was a kid, and it’s easy to see why they’re still so popular. They’re an easy way to cool off and have fun. Now, the brand that brought you the original Slip ‘n Slide has a whole host of new options, including kits that come with boogie boards and walls of water spray to slide through!
Growing up, we didn’t always have the extra funds to spend on the latest cool toys, which meant we had to be creative when it came to having fun in the sun. However, with only a few cheap items, you can make your own version of a Slip ‘n Slide! All you need is a tarp or a roll of thick plastic (like painters use), your hose, and the secret ingredient: dish soap. Just a few drops of soap will allow kids and adults alike to sail down smoothly without getting a skin burn from dry spots of plastic.