Refillable/Reusable Water Blob

7 Materials
$30
1 Hour
Easy

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!

refillable reusable water blob

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.

refillable reusable water blob

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.

refillable reusable water blob

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.

refillable reusable water blob

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


refillable reusable water blob

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.  

refillable reusable water blob

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.

refillable reusable water blob

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.

refillable reusable water blob

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!

refillable reusable water blob

Watch full video tutorial below!

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  • Val
    14 hours ago

    This is super fun!

  • Llc
    3 hours ago

    What a FABULOUS IDEA. But.....was just wondering about the pets poking holes with their nails. Assuming leaving enough lee-way by not overfilling would probably be the way to prevent this happening. But, seeing the puppy laying on it is what made me wonder.

    • Llc
      31 minutes ago

      @OnTheFly….TY for your response. Yep.....that's exactly what I was wondering about. Wasn't sure about the thickness....even tho you listed it and showed it in the video. Just didn't know about the thickness. LOL.....sorry.....not the smartest/most knowledgeable about that kind of stuff. BUT....now with your response.....am DEFINITELY gonna give this serious thought for when the Grandbabies and Grandfurbabies come to visit!!!!


      ABSOLUTELY LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this idea!!!! Just wish I'd have known about something like this when we still had our lab furbabies!!!! They would have thought they were in heaven here in the central ILL humid summers!!!! HUGS!!!!


      PS.....LOVE the name Bailey!!!!!! He/she sure seemed to be in heaven!!!! LOL

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