This tutorial is actually from my second time making this bag because I didn’t tape it enough the first time. Which if my family found out, they would have to check to see if I had been switched out for a pod person since I am known far and wide as an over-taper of gifts.
If you have an especially active baby like Squeaker, who was picking it up, dragging it around, and hitting it with blocks, then it will probably break at some point but it is totally worth the little bit of puddle for the huge amount of fun baby has with it. She played with the first one for 2 weeks before it sprung a leak, so I revamped my taping technique and hopefully this one will last longer. *Tip: If you want something more durable, try one of those larger, heavy-duty ziplocs.
First you gather your supplies. I just grabbed the bag and ran around the house looking for things to put in it that wouldn’t be damaged by water. That way when she did get tired of it, I could just take everything out and reuse it for another project.
On my fancy plate, we have a luggage tag, cup lid, straw, monkey teether, heart slinky, 3 foam dots, and an assortment of buttons, beads, and pom poms. If you have any foam letters, those would be great in this!
Next you just put it all in the bag! I recommend filling the bag just under halfway and then squeezing all the air out of it before closing it. *Tip: check the bag for leaks before filling with items and sealing, trust me. It’s not fun getting it all taped up and discovering a pin-hole leak.
After closing the bag, you’ll want to tape it up very well using clear packing tape. I taped it closed along the top and then folded it down and taped it against the bag. Then tape along the other 3 sides to reinforce them. You can not use too much tape!
Viola! I had to look that up to spell it, it’s not wah la by the way. Ah, the joys of sleep deprivation, I used to know these things but now I can’t spell or do complex math …
Let baby at it and enjoy a few moments of rest while baby has the time of her life!