Mum shares clever way she helped her daughter make a sprinkler to keep cool in the heat & all you need is an old bottle | The Sun

THERE are hundreds of toys and games on the market that kids can use to keep cool during the heatwave.

But one mum came up with an entirely free way of creating some fun for her daughter – using an empty bottle.

Sophie Stobbart took to the Extreme Couponing and Bargains UK group on Facebook to share a picture and video of the sprinkler she'd helped her daughter make out of the plastic bottle.

"My daughter wanted to make something with a bottle – thanks google!" she wrote.

"All about saving the £££ she’s buzzing with it … got a sprinkler without leaving the house."

Sophie went on to explain just how she'd made the sprinkler – using her lighter to burn three small holes in the bottle.

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"Obviously the bigger and more holes, the bigger the swamp in your garden," she concluded.

People were quick to take to the comments section to praise Sophie for the ingenious idea.

"What a great idea!" one person wrote.

"Good idea for babies and dogs," another added.

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While a third commented: "I did similar thing years ago for my dogs.

"Hung water bottle from washing line after putting holes in it.

"My dogs loved running under the shower in the garden."

"That's brilliant thank you I am going to do this and share with group of nursery age mums!" someone else wrote.

"Great idea….just what I need, thanks for sharing!" another praised.

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Others weren't as sure about the hack, with some insisting that the cost of living crisis means it's reckless to splash as much money as that on water.

"Saved on the cost of a sprinkler , yes , now watch as your water meters in England run faster than your gas meters ………use old bath / shower / dish water in an old watering can," one wrote.

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