My son loves jumping on the air bubbles that are caught under the sheets on my bed when he pulls them in the air and brings them back down quickly. I have also been trying to think of something different to do with the tarp from my BUBBLE BOY post. This is what I came up with……our outdoor waterbed. He had so much fun and it lasted for a good 45 minutes before it sprung a leak! Who knew Duct Tape was so strong!!?? I would recommend reinforcing all the side with extra duct tape. I was so excited about doing it that I didn’t take the time to reinforce the sides and make it really strong. It probably would have lasted longer had I done that.
Basically all I did was use the tarp from the Bubble Boy ( <—– CLICK ON LINK FOR BUILDING INSTRUCTIONS) post and filled it with hose water and blue food coloring. Its like a giant sensory mat/squishy bag/waterbed all in one. I had intended on adding things to the water….like fish or balls, but we got so caught up in the fun that I totally forgot.
THIS WAS MADE WITH ONE TARP (10′ X 25′ – 3.5 mil)
|watching the water pour in|
|touching the water as it splashes against the tarp|
|blue food coloring added….time to run|
|“Mommy, Im in water and I’m not getting wet.”|
|Daddy had to check it out.|
|“I can see underwater.”|
|See how full it is? It got even bigger but he got naked, of course, so there are no more pics.|
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