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Water Blob

Water Blob
A few weeks ago I saw this idea for water blobs floating around online and decided to try it ourselves the next time we were having friends over to play. Can I just say that this “water blob” was amazing amounts of fun. I layed on it, the kids jumped on it, slid across it and spent the entire day doing all sorts of crazy acrobatics. We loved it so much that I almost can’t wait to do another one. And the next one will have glitter in it… tons of glitter. So what is a “water blob” and how do you make one? How do you make one? Fold the plastic sheeting in half and tape the three open sides with duct tape (it helps to have assistance) but leave open a small hole for the water hose. Put the water hose in it and let it fill. It is that simple and that fun. It did get a few small leaks on the edges throughout the day but we simply fixed them by applying more tape to the leaky spot. So go conquer the blob! Edited to Add: You MUST use heavy plastic sheeting. Bobbie Latest posts by Bobbie (see all)

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How to make a natural air freshener, and assemble your own laboratory for concocting teas, salves, and syrups As a little girl I mixed up shampoos and lotions in my laboratory, trying to improve on the toiletries we had. I never came up with anything worth mentioning, but I did once get scolded for spilling my mom's shampoo all over the bathroom rug. A friend of mine told me about the "laboratory" she'd had at age 12, in which she created, among other things, the cure for AIDs. You probably won't cure any diseases with your apothecary, but you will scratch that youthful itch to create something useful out of ordinary ingredients. narfmore I'll get your mad scientist career started with a list of ingredients to start a home apothecary, with which you'll be able to make herbal teas, salves, syrups, tinctures, eye pillows, and infused oils.

Halloween Black Roses and Wreath From:Westborough, MA, USA Posted: November 3, 2012 I made this wreath and love it. Took a while. Estimate about 12-15 minutes per rose. What isn't explained however, is that it's so heavy, it becomes an oval if you only use one hook to hang (which was fine for my door). Free Doll Making Projects and Doll Patterns at AllCrafts Online Since 2000 FreeCrafts Free Holiday Crafts Sugar Bee Crafts: sewing, recipes, crafts, photo tips, and more!: Dr. Seuss Activity Blocks Tutorial Check out these awesome Dr. Seuss Activity Blocks - way fun!! My kids have LOVED them - all ages can find fun things to learn and do with them. DIY Sharpie Tie Die I love this Sharpie tie die DIY from The Art Girl Jackie blog! She did it with her adorable daughter and I think it’s a fun inspiration for this Spring and upcoming music festival season. Use this technique to spruce up your ratty t-shirts or maybe a pair of of cut off shorts. For another idea, check out how to spruce up your clothes with DIY leopard print here! What You Need: Pre-washed white or light colored t-shirtRubbing AlcoholLiquid dropper or medicine dropperSmall plastic cup(s)Rubber bandsVariety of colored Sharpies

Ant Farm Jar This is a great project for kids who are interested in nature and bugs. This is an easy project for kids of any age and you get to watch ants build an underground city…so it is pretty cool. This ant farm has no openings, so you don’t have to worry about the ants escaping. You can open the jar outside to feed the ants, and then close it back up and bring it inside to observe.

Make a Paper Star Lantern - Printable Template and Instructions Every time I see a paper star lantern in the shops, I think “Wow, how beautiful! I must try making one of those”. Well, I’m pleased to say that I’ve now learned how to make paper lanterns. Nap Time Crafters: Card Table Playhouse I finally did it! I made a card table playhouse for little miss and it’s our new favorite toy! I’ve been wanting to make one of these for over a year now and I finally got around to it in time for her 2nd birthday. I didn’t do a tutorial, but I do have some tips for you:) First let’s take a tour… The front door complete with a mailbox How to make Gak (Slime) We had a few days of rain around here so we made some slime to occupy our time inside. Just two ingredients and you will be able to really impress your kids! To make simply mix equal parts of liquid starch and glue together. We placed 1/4 cup liquid starch into a sandwich bag and added about 3 drops of green food coloring. Next add in 1/4 cup glue

VERTICAL HERB GARDENS - gardening, planting, nature, garden, sustainable lifestyle, do-it-yourself, creative environmental options, craft, organics, gardening, planting, flower pots, reusing, old and vintage, nature, environmental news, recycling tips, br comments on 04/22 at 01:35 AM Oh wow, I like this too. Any color chalkboard We love using chalkboards as backdrops for displays and parties (like this one here!). So we were super excited to learn that you can create your own custom colors-and it's really easy! We first learned how from Martha Stewart whose tutorial you can read here. She recommends that you use latex paint, but we tried it out with acrylic paints with much success. Here's how you too can create your own chalkboard paint... Supplies: 1/2 cup acrylic paint (choose any color you like, or mix colors together to make the perfect shade!)

Croq Zine – The Blog » Blog Archive » 16 Headband Tutorials As a busy mom of three little boys, I don’t always have time to do my hair. (Like, never, actually! I try to sneak in sessions with my flatiron while the boys are distracted with a cartoon… IF I have to leave the house. If I don’t, my hair looks like the bus driver from South Park’s… i.e., bird’s nest. Hmm, a bird’s nest headband sounds kind of cute and funny, actually!) I think I need some headband action to disguise my less-than-perfect hair!

Homemade kaleidoscope By Kate on October 8, 2010 Sorry it’s been a little while in between posts….I’ve got a number of projects on the go and it’s been a bit of a struggle to actually get one finished! Anyway check out this ‘kitchen roll’ kaleidoscope. It works surprisingly well and can be made from household scraps. It’s one of those projects that also appeals to different age groups.

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