Floatable Pool Cooler

Introduction: Floatable Pool Cooler

Is mom nagging you about running through the house all wet from being in the pool-- when you just want to get a drink?

Is your drink all warm from sitting in the sun on the table next to the pool?

Do you ever wanna just enjoy a refreshing, cold, beverage while staying cool in the pool?

THE FLOATABLE COOLER FIXES ALL OF THESE PROBLEMS!

Why is this Floatable Pool Cooler worth building?

*Takes about 5-10 minutes to build

*Inexpensive

*Reusable

*Easily accessible/convenient materials

Step 1: Gather All Materials

  • Materials Needed:
    • (Target Prices)
  1. Mid-size plastic container (around 15 x 12") - $1.72
  2. Foam pool “noodle” with hole through center - $1.99
  3. Rope/string - $2.99
  4. Serrated knife- $9.99
  5. Pencil/pen- $2.49
  6. Scissors - $2.99

Step 2: Measure the 12" & 15" Noodle

  • Place the noodle directly next to the 12" side of the container, so that they are touching
  • Draw a horizontal line with pen/pencil on the noodle where the container ends (red horizontal line in picture)

COMPLETE THE SAME PROCESS FOR ADJACENT 15" SIDE

  • Place the noodle directly next to the 15" side of the container, so that they are touching
  • Draw a horizontal line with pen/pencil on the noodle where the container ends (red horizontal line in picture)

Step 3: Cut the 12" & 15" Noodle

  • While holding the foam noodle with one hand, cut along the pencil line with the serrated knife
  • Complete the task ^ above for both the 15" and 12" marks on the foam noodle
  • Resulting in 2 pieces of foam noodle --> one that is 15" and one that is 12" long
    • SAFETY CONSIDERATIONS:
      • Hold foam noodle firmly so that the knife does not slide
      • Keep hand at least 2" away from the knife- while holding the foam noodle

Step 4: Cut the Noodle Into 4 Pieces

  • Place the 12" piece of foam noodle next to the leftover (unused) noodle
  • Draw a horizontal line with a pen where the 12" noodle ends
  • While holding the noodle with one hand, cut the noodle with the serrated knife- along the pencil line
  • Resulting in 2 pieces of noodle that are the same length (about 12")
  • Complete the steps above for the 15" piece of noodle
  • Place the 15" piece of foam noodle next to the leftover (unused) noodle
  • Draw a horizontal line with a pen where the 15" noodle ends
  • While holding the noodle with one hand, cut the noodle with the serrated knife- along the pencil line
  • Resulting in 2 pieces of noodle that are the same length (about 15")

Step 5: Insert Rope Through Holes of Noodles

  • Place the noodles in a line so that the 2 circular ends are touching in the following order
    • 15", 12", 15", 12"
  • Next insert the rope into the 15" piece of foam noodle and push through until the rope appears on the other end of the noodle
  • Now push the rope from the 15" noodle into the 12" noodle and continue until all 4 noodles are placed onto the rope

Step 6: Wrap the Container With Noodles & Tie Knot

  • Align each side of the container with the properly measured noodle
    • The two 15" sides of the container should have the two 15" pieces of noodle placed tightly next to it
    • The two 12" sides of the container should have the two 12" pieces of noodle placed tightly next to it
  • Now pull the rope from both ends around the container tightly so that the foam noodles are firmly pressing against the container
    • Now it is time to tie the knot
      • Cross the 2 ends of the rope- making an X
      • Using your right hand pull the bottom end of the rope toward the top loop and then pull it down so it completely wraps around the cross in the X
      • Now pull both ends of the rope
        • --> May need to complete this process twice if rope is thinner

Step 7: Fill Container With Ice & Drinks

The main structural portion of this process is done!

  • Add ice & drinks inside the container

Enjoy your summer with a cold beverage in the floatable pool cooler!

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    Nice. You could have a whole fleet of these floating around with different drinks. I like it.