Turn your bathroom sink into a kids’ sink with this simple mom hack – a DIY Sink Extender. All you’ll need is an empty shampoo bottle and a couple minutes of your time. Best part is, it’s not permanent so when the kids have outgrown it, or you have guests over, you can easily remove it.

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Kids’ Sink Idea

You will need:

  • 1 empty shampoo bottle
  • A pair of scissors (preferably ones with a nice sharp point on the end)

Video: Make a Faucet Extender For Kids

Reuse an empty bottle to make a faucet extender for kids. I made a video to show you how.

This bathroom hack is a great way to recycle an old shampoo bottle. Instead of throwing it away, use it to turn your bathroom sink into a kid-friendly sink that your little ones can reach themselves! No more tripping over the step stool or trying to hold your kid up so they can reach the faucet while they wash their hands.

kids sink hack tip
First, take the empty shampoo bottle and throw away the cap, we don’t need that part. Next, rinse it out to get as much of the remaining shampoo out of the bottle as possible before we cut it.

This next step is a little tricky. You’re going to need to cut a hole in the bottom of the bottle large enough to fit over the end of the faucet. For us, this was about an inch in diameter.

DIY kids sink ideas

Lastly, round out the edges of the hole and place your new faucet extender on your sink. Voila! You now have a kid-friendly sink that didn’t cost a penny and only took you a couple of minutes.

Now those little hands can reach the faucet all on their own. And mom, you won’t have to pick up your tot if you are like me with a super wide sink!

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