Leisha, the creator of popular DIY blog Homemade Toast, recently posted this awesome and handy guide on how to make a completely leak-proof water blob for the whole family to enjoy in the warm summer months. What you'll need to make your very own water blob is an iron, painter's plastic, parchment paper and a tiny bit of duct tape...oh and water of course! Follow these easy steps and your kids will be having the time of their lives this summer:
This is how you can make your own completely leak-proof water blob.
The secret ingredient to this guide is an iron. You'll be using it to melt the ends of the painter's plastic together to form a leak-proof seal.
First start with a long piece of parchment paper.
Fold it in half, length-wise and draw a line about 2-inches out from the fold. This will be your guide of how far into iron.
Begin with the edge of plastic opposite of its fold, starting at the corner. Open up your parchment and place your plastic inside, aligning it to the fold of the parchment.
Then, fold the parchment back over.
Now, use your hot iron to slowly melt the plastic together by running the iron across the line of your parchment. IMPORTANT: Do not let the iron touch the bare plastic - it will melt a hole in it, and will make a huge mess all over your iron!
Let it cool for a few seconds before removing the parchment, then continue to seal all of the edges.
Now, carefully cut a small slit in the folded end of the plastic, near the corner.
Place the hose in a few feet, and prop the corner up so that the water does spill out while you fill your water blob. It will take about 30 minutes to fill about 8-inches deep.
Seal off the hole with a piece of duct tape - or use your iron and parchment to melt the edge! I opted for duct tape because I plan on using it again a few times.
Now let the kids go wild!
Pro tip: You can add food coloring with the water to make it bluer.
Fun for the whole family!
No matter how small. :)
How awesome does that look? That water blob would keep kids entertained for hours. For more detailed guidelines check out the original post by Leisha on Homemade Toast. Source: Homemade Toast Share this handy guide with your friends below, and make sure their summer will be a blast.