Introduction: Water Blocks

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My eldest daughter inspired me to create water blocks.  It was her thoughtful desire to show her Mama love by ripping up a toilet paper roll and sticking it on the wall of the shower in the shape of a heart that has inspired this project.

Materials and Tools List:
1 pen
toilet paper roll(s)
scissors

Step 1: Step 1

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Unroll the toilet paper roll at the seam.

Unroll as many as you'd like.  We used about four.

Draw shapes on the flat piece of toilet paper roll cardboard.  Be creative.  Circles, squares, triangles, etc. 

Cut along the lines you've drawn.  Cut some of the shapes in half for variety. 

Step 2: Step 2

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Collect all shapes that you have drawn and then cut into a container in which you can carry them.  I used a small collander because it drains easily.

Take them to the bathroom.  Get them wet and let your children have at the fun!

Comments

Penolopy Bulnick (author)2012-07-31

That is a really cute idea! Easy to play with and no mess to clean up (not really)!

SHIFT! (author)2012-07-30

This project looks fun! However, for clarity of the instructable, I would take one of your last images from your Step 2 and use it as your main image.

Also enter this into the Maker Mom's challenge!

gollihughj (author)SHIFT!2012-07-30

Thanks Shift!,
Thank you for the input on the image, just did as you suggested! Also, I entered this in the Maker Mom's challenge, thanks for the help!

gollihughj (author)2012-07-29

This is great fun. The children like playing with them, and they stay on the tile even after bath time. They don't leave behind any mess and are re-usable over and over again.

Browncoat (author)2012-07-28

What a great idea!!

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