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Here's my "how to" on making your own mermaid tail, giant Jenga game, and giant Kerplunk game...
|Thank you, Paytin, for modeling a Fin Fun Swimmable Mermaid Tail on The Jason Show!|
My 4-year-old daughter and our neighbor girls are OBSESSED with the Fin Fun Swimmable Mermaid Tails. These amazing creations allow kids' (and adults') imaginations run wild, and they come in all colors, styles, and designs. If you want to save money, and get a little crafty, you can make your own mermaid tail at home...
Supplies (I found mine at Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft in Minnetonka): A yard or so of a stretchy swimsuit material, heavy duty template plastic, flip flops, scissors, thread, sewing machine, pins, stretch needle (helpful but not required), Gorilla Glue (water-proof/resistant), and chalk or dry-erase marker.
|Tip: Buy fabric when it's on sale for 40% off, and get your flip flops on clearance.|
|I "eye-balled" this by looking at photos of mermaid-tail fins online. Use a dry-erase marker/chalk|
on the plastic piece, so you can wipe away your mistakes until you get it right. Then, cut out the fin.
|Glue flip flops to the plastic fin.|
DIY GIANT JENGA GAME
Supplies (I found all of my supplies at Fleet Farm in Carver): Hand saw or circular saw, 4 - 2x4x16 pieces of lumber (cut into 72, 10.5-inch pieces), stain or paint (if desired), sandpaper.
DIY GIANT KERPLUNK GAME
Supplies (I found all of my supplies at Fleet Farm in Carver): 4 - 16-inch 2x4 boards, 4 - 10-inch 4x4 boards, drill, screws, spray paint (optional), anchor wire, wire cutters, staple gun, staples, 40 garden stakes, and ball-pit balls.
|Use your drill and screws to connect 2 of the 2x4 boards to the 4 - 4x4 boards, to create the base.|
|Use your drill and screws to connect the remaining 2x4 boards to the top of the base. Spray paint if desired.|
|Form a cylinder with the wire caging to fit the base, and secure with anchor wire. Use staple gun to connect the wire cylinder to the base. Stick stakes in the wire cylinder (as shown), then dump the balls on top.|