By now, I am sure you have seen these water blobs circulating on Pinterest and all over your favorite blogs. And – for good reason! Water blobs will keep the kids entertained for hours.
The only problems that seem pretty universal with the duct tape method is that they take a long time to prep – and they leak within minutes!
This tutorial is a little different. I used about 6-inches of duct tape on the entire thing! It has been sitting in our yard for 3 days now – with NO leaks, at all. And – it only took about 20 minutes to get ready!
*Update: I just drained our water blob. The grass under it was dying and stinky. 🙁 I’m hoping that it will perk back up in a few days – but I definitely won’t leave it out for more than 2 days next time!
I knew there had to be another (better, faster, & easier) way!
I had used a similar method in making my own walls-of-water for my tomatoes earlier in the spring, and so I knew right away how I would put together our water blob!
The secret ingredient: an iron
I literally melted the ends of the painter’s plastic together to form a leak-proof seal. I was done before “I Feel Better” started playing on Doc McStuffins. (Someone, please relate!) For those of you without toddler girls, that translates to about 15 minutes.