What happens when you give kids plastic, duct tape and a sprinkler? Why a slip and slide of course. After buying slip and slides the past two summers, we determined that they were not worth the money as they seemed to rip easily. So, we decided to come up with a homemade one. It was about 24' long and 9' wide. The kids loved that three of them could slide at the same time. I loved the thought that went into the planning and construction.