Last week we made giant rainbow waterbeds and they were so much fun. It’s still pretty hot in LA so I went with a smaller variation on the waterbeds and they were a big hit. Unfortunately, my camera broke so I don’t have a pic, but at one point there were eight babies happily playing together, each with a baby waterbed in tow. It was so cool. The silver board under all the kids, our in house “ice skating rink”, is insulation styrofoam found at Home Depot and sooo cool. I gorilla taped two large pieces together on the bottom and it created a great space for kids to play on.
One of the things I love most about play group is that there are kids of all ages. There is so much learning that takes place from the little ones to the big ones and vice versa. These two had quite a little love affair going on. I practically had to put a restraining order on Gigi with all the hugs and kisses.
The waterbeds are super simple to make. It’s just a ziploc bag, food coloring, water and duct tape for an extra seal. A few of the bags have bouncy balls swimming around in the water to add interest. The babies especially LOVED these bags. They can sit on them, touch them, paint them. It was really fun to watch. I will definitely make them again.