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Sunday, June 23, 2013

Water Blob

A few weeks ago on UCreate, I saw a "water blob." I knew this would be a perfect play date activity for summer.
 
There is another tutorial on this at Clumsy Crafter too.
 


  
Even little Mario got in on the action....hehe
 
 
What You Need
A large roll of heavy duty plastic sheeting and heavy duty duck tape. The plastic sheeting is in the paint isle. Be sure to get 4mil sheeting.




1.Open it up and fold in half.
2.Fold the edges over and tape them down.
3.When you get to the "top" part of your bag, leave a hole for the hose to go in and fill it.
 
 
SOME TIPS
1. Very flat surface, or it will roll down hill
2. Two rolls of duck tape....the second will help patch holes through the day
3. Cover that first strip of tape that is holding the sides with two more strips covering the first strip (I have images explaining this further down)
4. Add small objects into the bag for some added fun....those packages of sponge capsules that grow would be fun!   




It's large enough to do flips on!

 
 

I did notice on the one side where we overlapped the tape, it held up better.



The side that wasn't overlapped.





Now go have some FUN!!!

 

Friday, June 7, 2013

DIY Teacher Gifts : Succulent Terrarium

I bought these really cool glass pears a few years ago at Tuesday Morning for about $4. I had every intent on using them for air plants but I never did.

Perfect time to make it an end of the year teacher gift!




This is how it sat for years on my bookshelf.....as bookends.

I used a teaspoon measuring spoon to fill in the soil around the succulents that I placed inside. It was nice and small to get all around the roots.
I placed some rocks all around to cover up some of the soil. If you get dirt up the sides, at the end just fill your teaspoon up with water and pour it down the side to wash it down.



I found the little wooden apples at Michael's and painted them with chalkboard paint to use as gift tags. 29 cents each! Can't beat that!


I made a little flag and hand wrote "thanks for helping me grow" but I didn't like it, so I made a new flag that I printed out and glued onto to scrapbook paper.



A new little flag.
I still had three more teachers to gift.
The blue salvia at Home Depot were to beautiful to pass up, but to buy three pots this size was going to be $15-$20 each!
Looking at the size of these plants, I had an idea....Dollar Tree!
$1 each!
I have seen these wire baskets for a while now....in black and white but they only had yellow. I really wanted white ones!


It's all good though because I think they turned out adorable!
I wrapped the black pots in Christmas paper turned inside out and banned it with a rubber band. Made little banners that read "thanks" and tied them to the baskets.
Linking To:
Liz Marie BlogIt's OverflowingToo Much Time On My Hands


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