Refillable/Reusable Water Blob

7 Materials
1 Hour

Bailey's idea of a well-spent summer afternoon is lying on a water blob filled with cool water - no panting or wet dog smell! Water blobs provide splashy summer fun for little ones, adults, and pets and getting wet is optional! My version is sturdy, contains no duct tape, and is resealable for use after use!

Tear off a length of parchment paper and fold it in half lengthwise.

Place the plastic inside the fold of the parchment paper - this will keep your plastic from melting on to other surfaces.

Lay the towel down flat underneath the parchment and plastic layers.

Heat the iron up to the second highest setting and gently iron over the parchment paper so the plastic melts together underneath. Iron about four inches up from the edge so there's an ample seam. Let the paper cool for about 30 seconds before unfolding and removing from the plastic. Then move the parchment paper down to the next section of plastic and iron. Continue around all open seams...except for one of the corners.

One of the corners will need to remain open for filling and emptying. Iron up to the corner so that an open channel is left between the two plastic levels.

Cut the top off the bottle so only the screw top and lid remain.

The water blob is ready to fill! Place the blob where you plan on using it as it will be way too heavy to move once it's filled. Empty a bottle of food coloring into the opening, if desired. Insert the end of a hose and start filling.  

When the water blob seems to be about 85% full, stop filling. You'll want some give in the blob for body weight so you don't want to fill it completely.

Pull the plastic of the open corner up through the screw top, then fold back over the threads.

Screw the cap on to the bottle threads. It will be a little more difficult with the added plastic sheeting layer but get a few threads secured in the cap and it will keep the blob from leaking.

Your water blob is ready to enjoy! Lay down and enjoy this comfortable spot to relax or spritz a little water over the top for more of a splash pad feel!

Watch full video tutorial below!

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3 questions
  • Allison Velez
    on Jun 14, 2019

    What was the plastic you used?

  • Rosemary Pari
    on Jun 15, 2020

    Yes definitely, l love to sit outside and read my books sounds like a great idea, gig you ever try adding round ice cubes

    • OnTheFly...DIY
      on Jun 15, 2020

      No, I haven't tried the round ice cubes - the water from my spicket is pretty cold. :)

  • Flipturn
    on Jun 21, 2020

    Did you use the 6mm or the 8mm gauge plastic for this project?

    (Someone above responded with the 8mm, yet in the conversation thread below you mention the 6mm thickness, so I am a little confused...)

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  • ROSE
    on Aug 11, 2019

    I must try this, It would be nice to lay on when I work on my tan. If I dont make it this year. I will next year. BTW. I dont wear 3 inch heels either.

  • Debbie
    on Jun 16, 2020

    my kids are to wild for this. but super cute

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