Last week we made giant rainbow waterbeds and they were so much fun. It’s still pretty hot in LA so I went with a smaller variation on the waterbeds and they were a big hit. Unfortunately, my camera broke so I don’t have a pic, but at one point there were eight babies happily playing together, each with a baby waterbed in tow. It was so cool. The silver board under all the kids, our in house “ice skating rink”, is insulation styrofoam found at Home Depot and sooo cool. I gorilla taped two large pieces together on the bottom and it created a great space for kids to play on.
One of the things I love most about play group is that there are kids of all ages. There is so much learning that takes place from the little ones to the big ones and vice versa. These two had quite a little love affair going on. I practically had to put a restraining order on Gigi with all the hugs and kisses.
The waterbeds are super simple to make. It’s just a ziploc bag, food coloring, water and duct tape for an extra seal. A few of the bags have bouncy balls swimming around in the water to add interest. The babies especially LOVED these bags. They can sit on them, touch them, paint them. It was really fun to watch. I will definitely make them again.
Did these or the water bead bags ever pop? They’re an amazing idea!
I don’t remember any of them ever popping. I did use the more durable ziplocs though. So maybe stick with those or double bag if you’re concerned. And thank you!!!!
These and everything are so amazing! I love your site. I would never think of some of these things. I have a 3-year-old grandson and see him every other week to do an art project. His favorite so far is using the pipettes to drop on paper towels. The only problem is getting him to stop!
I wish your new book was not so expensive. Maybe the price will come down, although I understand that a lot of work went into it!
I really appreciate that some of your ideas are available on your website. Thank you!!!