These $12 Backyard ‘Water Blobs’ Are A Must Have This Summer Season ?

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They are called ‘Water Blobs’ and they are so super cool! You can make these yourself and they will totally add a spice to your summer fun, for both kids and adults! The best part…they cost roughly $12 to make and only take 30-minutes to create!

 

You can made a massive water blob, or individual water blobs!

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Here is how you can make your own water blobs! The secret ingredient to completing this project is an iron! Simple and easy!

Here is what you will need! Make the as big as your heart desires!

  • Plastic sheeting at least 4 mil thick
  • Duct tape
  • Blue food coloring (optional – if you want your water to look blue)
  • Measuring tape
  • Iron/Ironing board
  • Parchment paper
  • Plastic fish (optional – we placed a few inside to make the blob look like an aquarium just for fun)

Unroll your plastic sheeting and measure out the width and height you need to cut to size for each kids, allowing at least 3 inches for height. For example, my daughter’s height is 43″ so I cut a length of 46″ for her and her friends who are similar in height. My younger son is 36″ tall so him and his little buddy got 40.” For width, I used a standard size of 2 feet which was plenty of room to move around. 

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Place a piece of parchment paper that is folded up over the seam of the plastic sheeting and on low-medium heat, press down (remember the iron is on top of the parchment paper so it never touches the plastic). Iron over the seam and the plastic will melt fusing the open ends together so it’s leak proof. 

Leave a hole at one end so you can place your hose there.

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Add a few drops of blue coloring inside the bag and place your plastic fish inside (if using). Place your hose inside the hole you left until it’s filled. Have your duct tape ready and patch the hole once the blob is full of water. 

*if you get leaks, they can easily be fixed with duct tape. We had a few and they were fine once taped over. 

You’re done. Now for some fun water play!

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Close up of the fish swimming inside the blobs. Made the blob feel more like an aquarium and was fun for the kids to look inside and point out. You could even add glitter, plastic aquarium leaves, etc, to make it even more aquarium like. 

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The coolest part about the water blobs is the fact that they are slippery! Spray some water on top and you will slip ‘n slide all over the place! If you make a large one…you can get a running start and cruise across the entire blob! 🙂

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