50 + Uses for Tarps

Spring is almost here, so here is a comprehensive list of fun and useful ways to use tarps.


  • A slip-n-slide is one of the fun ways to use a tarp.
  • Certain poly tarps make great waterproof bags.
  • Build a kid’s fort with tarps.
  • Do an Eskimo toss with a tarp.
  • Line the bed of a pick-up truck for a portable hot tub
  • Some heavy-duty tarps can be made for a pumpkin or watermelon slingshot.
  • Use a tarp to catch candy under a piƱata
  • Quarterback toss trainer.
  • Tarps for tenting.
  • Mesh tarps can be used as a windbreaker.
  • Privacy dividers are a great use for tarps.
  • Make a shower or restroom area.
  • Use a tarp to line the floor of your tent
  • Overall temporary shelter
  • Wood covers to keep the wood dry.
  • Animal sheltering.
  • Maintain a fire while it’s raining.
  • Protect your skin by shading yourself from the sun.
  • The ultimate tool for camping or hiking.
  • Cover camping tables or make-shift picnic or rest area during breaks.
  • Punch a hole in the middle of a tarp and you have a rain poncho!
  • Survival tool by carrying an injured person.
  • Some poly tarps can gather water.
  • You can create a floatation device with some tarps
  • Cover and protect your supplies from the sun or harsh weather.
  • Weather protection while sleeping under DIY shelter.

  • Overall work and play activities
  • Covering work supplies.
  • Some tarps can be used to make a hammock.
  • Catch fish and hunt with a tarp.
  • Tarps enable you to carry and transport supplies.
  • Hunting with camouflage tarps.
  • A strong tarp can be used as a  gurney to transport injured people.
  • Temporary roof patching
  • Complete roof covering.
  • Use as a ground cover for simple clean-up.
  • Protect the floor while painting.
  • Warm plants on cold nights.
  • Use as temporary covers for renovation, construction, and unfinished projects.
  • Make temporary room divider curtains.
  • Cover and protect storage.
  • Protect your carpet while moving.
  • Use instead of a painter’s drop cloth.
  • Playspace for kids.
  • Vehicle covering
  • Car/truck covers (inside and outside the vehicle).
  • SUV Liner
  • Boat/yacht covers.
  • Boat windows.
  • Boat Liner
  • Boat sail.
  • Cover patio furniture during rain/snow or shade from the sun.
  • Protect bikes from snow/rain/sun.
  • Equipment and supply cover (sports, construction, garden, wood etc.).
  • Canopy tent sidewalls

We hope this gives you an idea of the many ways you can use tarps this Spring.
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