Giant Sensory Bag

Picture 509We made a Giant Waterbed. Well I guess Medium sized we don’t have a huge grass area in my backyard. It is pretty small so I made our waterbed out of two $2 Shower Curtains
Picture 365I used two layers of duct tape around all the sides and three layers on the corners. Make sure you leave a small opening for the hose to go in.

Picture 362I folded the edges over twice and taped them down. Make sure you press very hard and really seal it.

Picture 439I squirted some purple watercolor in the tarps.

Picture 441I held the corner where the hose went in up while the waterbed filled. I also pushed the hose in as far as it would go to the otherside. Make sure you fill the waterbed on a very flat surface. When the bag is filled as much as you would like. Pull out the hose while keeping that corner elevated. Use a towel to dry off any water on the corner and seal it with duct tape. I went over the corner three times.

Picture 442Here it is all filled, pretty, and ready to go.

Picture 448Mikey was the first to test it out.

Picture 465The waterbed was abused. The kids jumped and danced on it.

Picture 479They layed out and relaxed.

Picture 490And then they had me move the kid wash next to it, notice the giant paint sensory bag they used it like a slip n slide.

Picture 493The Kid Wash sprayed water onto the Giant Sensory Bag and it became a huge splash pad the kids jumped on it. Slid on it and just had a blast!

Picture 501Through it all, even the epic jump you see below. The Giant Sensory Pad held up. Not sure if its because it was made of shower curtains or what but. It never sprang a leak and the kids were sliding across it. It pulled up and almost flipped over but still no leaks. This was definitely a favorite!

Picture 508
Materials Needed:
2 quantity Shower curtains I bought mine at Big Lots for $2
duct tape
liquid water color

1. Follow my above instructions on how to fold and seal all the edges.
2. Squirt in yourwater color and glitter. Push the hose in as far as it will go while keeping that corner elevated.
3. Once filled seal that open corner. Make sure it is dry before you seal it.
4. Enjoy your giant Sensory bag!

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  1. I have had these on my to do list forever it seem like and never gotten the tarps or plastic I totally love that you used shower curtains

  2. Awesome idea!! Love the limitless possibilities for play this involves. Way to go!!

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