Sometimes it’s good to just… play. Or break out the glue gun, which for me, is kind of the same thing.
Not too long ago I stumbled across a crafter and mom who frequently posts how-to videos on youtube. Yes, they are geared towards a younger audience and are mostly about dolls, (where was she when I was ten years old?!?) but many of her ideas are brilliant. Well, if you like making things out of cardboard and recycled stuff anyway. 😉
One of those was a water trough. I had to try it, just for the fun of it.
The “water” is a removable piece of plastic (I used a breyer box I haven’t gotten around to tossing yet…) covered in a layer of mod podge.
It dries transparent, giving the effect of water without actually using… water.
My water isn’t perfect and I did have some trouble getting it to fit in the trough, but that’s due to my own laziness really. I ended up making a couple more pieces…
… and a smaller piece to fit in a medicine cup bucket I made ages ago:
Plastic horses drink plastic water, yes? I’m sorry I know I’m weird.