This is perfect for a really hot Spring or Autumn day when the outside water is too cold for swimming.
We saw this super idea on Play at Home Mom and jumped on it… literally!
You can also insert objects like big leaves or soft squishy toys…. but nothing hard and pokey that will hurt when kiddo walks or falls on it.
Here are the easy-to-find materials I used:
Clear plastic sheeting (any size), duct tape, and food coloring.
Just tape up the sides into a bladder then fill it up with a water hose.
I got the sheeting from Home Depot’s paint section in the aisle with all the tarps. I got this 2-roll pack and only used one 250 sqft roll. I just folded it and taped the 3 sides together to form a 125 sqft bag. This was PLENTY huge for 3 people but next time I will put together two sheets and tape all 4 sides to form a ridiculously gigantic 250 sqft bag… yeah baby!!
Wow, look at the cool waves!
We played on it all day… only stopping for a short lunch and a popsicle break.
Ours leaked a tiny bit but not enough to collapse or burst the bag.
Next time we’ll squirt in more blue to make it darker… or maybe try red!
Also gotta make sure we place the bag on the flat part of the yard so the water is spread evenly.
By the end of the day when I thought for sure he’d be exhausted and done, he asked for bubbles. So we fired up the bubble machine and had bubbles on a bag!
But for this, I used black sheeting, black duct tape, and made the happy face with yellow duct tape to fit in nicely with our Happy Party theme