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The past few summers, we’ve planned a gigantic paint slip-n-slide event. It is a huge hit that caps off our summer and leads us into the new school year.
We call our event “Tribal Wars”—each grade is their own tribe. To win, your tribe needs to score the most points. But honestly, no one’s trying to score points—we’re all simply trying to get as messy as possible. Here are the five elements that make this event so successful:
Octoball—If - Dodgeball - Waist - Kind - Pit
Octoball—If you don’t know what this is, check it out here. It’s dodgeball from the waist down, in a kind of pit.
9 Square in the Air—Like Foursquare, but in the air and with nine players at a time.
Cream - War—A - Barbasol - Gel - Cans
Shaving Cream War—A 99¢ can of Barbasol is perfect, but the gel cans shoot farther (everyone brings their own can).
DIY Paint Slip-n-Slide—See the details below.
Paint - Slide - Experience
To pull of the best paint slide experience, we use the following:
Construction Grade Plastic. We get a 20’ X 100’ piece of heavy plastic., then cut it down to 50’ in length and save the other 50’ for next year. Then we fold it in half so we have one slide that is 10’ X 50.’ Folding it in half gives you a double layer of protection from rips. You can buy a roll for around $100 at most home improvement stores.
Paint - Levels - Paint
Paint. We use three levels of paint: 1) I buy eight,...
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