UPDATE: I finally found out who the brilliant person is who came up with this idea! The wonderful people over at Play At Home Mom, She actually has several different versions of the water blob on her site so please check it out!
Like many of you I am on Pintrest. And I have seen this water blob around on several different sites for the last year but have just never gotten around to trying it with the girls. I finally did this weekend. Our weather here in the Midwest has been very fickle we are warm one day then it snows the next (AND IT IS MAY!) So we have no clue when we can open up the pool and let the girls go swimming (my oldest keeps asking to go swimming).
That is why I thought doing the water blob would be a great way that they could kind of play on the water but not freeze because the water is too cold. I have to say that they LOVED LOVED LOVED this. My oldest could not wait for it to fill up with water and as soon as I gave her the go ahead she was on it jumping and playing and did not get off for HOURS!
I put some small squishy bath toys (I found at the dollar store) in the bag before we filled it up and the kids had fun searching for all the critters (kind of like a treasure hunt). The blue color did fade as the day went on but that did not stop my girls from having fun. Later in the afternoon we sprayed the blob with water and put some bath soap (so it does not sting their eyes) on it and they slipped and slided all over the thing.
My only warning is to keep it away from sharp objects, I let my girls get on it with their jeans and we got a hole right away, we patched it with duct tape and I had the girls change and did not have any other issues.
At the end of the day I just pealed back the tape from where the hose was and drained the blob I folded it up and put it in the garage. This weekend it will be too cold even for this (another chance of snow.. really it is MAY). But I am sure we will be bringing this out to use again soon!
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