Well the blog re-design is done for now. I returned to work today after 2 weeks vacation and my free time is officially limited again. There’s still a few things I’d like to tweak, but I’ll get to them when I get to them. How do you guys like it? My header was much bigger at one point and I loved it, but I heard those with smaller monitors had to scroll over to view it so I made it smaller. Some time this week when I can get everything organized I’ll share the tutorials I used to make the changes. There are so many wonderful, helpful people out there who make wonderful tutorials to help us out. Anyway, on to our craft. Last week Kirsten and I made bubble paintings while Cam was napping. This was definitely not a craft for him. I was a little apprehensive about letting Kirsten blow the bubbles in the paint/soap mixture, but she reassured me she could do it, and she could. She did amazing blowing bubbles and she thought this was so much fun. You could just tell she was so proud of herself. This is not a clean craft, so do it somewhere you’re not afraid to make a mess. We did it in the playroom on her IKEA play table. We had paint splattered all over the table and all over our faces. Now that’s the sign of a fun craft! Here’s how we did it:
What you’ll need:
paint – lots of colours
1. I didn’t use measurements, but just pour some paint, a little dish soap and a small amount of water in a cup. Mix it up. If the colour is too light, add more paint. If not bubbly enough, add more soap. You get the drift.
2. Put the straw in the cup and blow until bubbles come up over the cup. Make sure your child is old enough/able to do this. If you don’t think your child can do this, or are worried about them accidently sucking instead of blowing you may want to do this step for them. Kirsten was able to do this herself, but I know there is no way Cam would have been able to.
3. Grab your watercolour paper and pop the bubbles on your paper. Repeat with whatever colours you want.
4. Allow to dry.
The paints all set up and ready to go:
Some of our paintings:
The aftermath: messy, but fun!