Hasn’t it been nice to have the sun over the last couple of days and appreciate the warmth of it in comparison to the crisp autumnal air?  After such a lot of rain, it has been a great blessing.  Nevertheless, the rain does force us to get more creative indoors and so Poppi and I have been very busy.  Some of you may already be halfway through the half term break and others may have it approaching at the end of the week.  For us, this half term will be a blessing.  It has been Poppi’s first full term at school and she is so ready for a break.  I’ve been amazed at how well she has kept going and how lovely she has managed to be despite her constant snotty nose and feeling “too tired mummy”.  We are going to have to find a balance this half term of outdoor/active activities as well as some inside, calm and creative activities. 

Today I am going to share a fun and easy activity for one of those days when you find you need some downtime in the house.  With the season in mind, Poppi and I have created a series of firework displays, but why not use some autumnal colours to create a beautiful autumn scene?

Blowing bubbles (but not in the conventional way)

You will need:

Empty bottles (a good use for all those plastics we have lying around – although, I have to confess, you only need the top half)

Fruit string bags – I found kiwi or orange ones to be the best

Washing up liquid

Paint

Tubs

Paper

  • Cut a fruit bag to size and stretch over the bottom of the water bottle.
  • Mix the paint and washing up liquid.  Very carefully add some water.  It can take a while to get the right consistency but be careful it doesn’t get too watery.
  • Dip the bottle into the paint mixture and blow through the top (like you are blowing bubbles through a wand).
  • Blow over a sheet of paper and allow the bubbles to land on the paper forming fun shapes.

That is it!  Simple as that.  Something a bit different but wonderfully effective.

Let us know how you get on with your half term bubble-blowing creations.

Comments

Sara Strand says

Lucy just did this in her 3K class but they did Halloween colors and turned it into a spooky picture. It was pretty adorable!

Lauren Becker says

Oh fun! My nieces and nephew would love this. I'll have to keep it in mind.

-Lauren
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