Kara had a friend over today, and we wanted to do something fun. A couple of weeks ago, I read about making a water blob on Ginger Snap Crafts. The kids in her post looked so happy, that I knew it was something I wanted to try and make one too.
I found a plastic paint cloth and some duct tape at the dollar store. I knew it was not going to be as sturdy as Ginger's blob made from higher quality plastic sheeting, but we thought we would give it a try. We called it our water blob experiment.
The girls helped me unroll the plastic cloth and then we doubled it, and doubled it again, so there were 2 layers on both sides of the water. Also since this was just an experiment, we didn't make the blob really big.
We were careful not to overfill it, because we were not sure how much water it would hold. Kara tentatively was the first one on the blob.
Once we saw that it was not going to pop right away, both started to dance on the blob. Because of its size and the thickness of the plastic, it didn't really stay in place.
Kara's friend then had to go home, but Kara still wanted to play on the blob some more.
After a little while, it finally happened....
It sprung a leak!
How long does a $1 tarp from the dollar store last.. about 30 minutes. Was 30 minutes of fun for only $2 worth it. A REALLY BIG YES!
Does Kara want to make another water blob using a higher quality tarp.. OH YEAH!!
The girls had a blast, and we will definitely be making another water blob soon!
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