Making Rain

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Ok, so we didn’t make real rain. We made blue rain, green rain,  red rain and orange rain.

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We saw this ‘experiment’ on Pinterest and thought we’d try. I’m not sure what we were experimenting, we were more creating something that looked like a clouds and rain and having fun with it.

We got shaving foam (the extremely cheap stuff for the supermarket-bought specifically for this!), some glass jars, food colouring (we used food colouring gels mixed with water), water and a couple of pipettes.

we filled the jars with water, squirted shaving foam on the top in an extremely cloud like fashion and then used the pipettes to drop colours through the foam.

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Our little ones loved this and kept asking for more. I love the patterns created in the water.

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Do you know any fabulous weather experiments? Please comment below.

Making Storm Bangles

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Penguin absolutely loves the weather. His stories are made up of lightening and tornadoes! So, inspired by the beautiful handmade bracelets in Michelle Powell’s book Paper Craft book, we set out to create some storm bangles. I thought Penguin would love to wear them while he acted out his stories. I feel it’s great to encourage imaginative play. So let’s see what happened!

I first made cardboard tubes from old cereal packets (toilet rolls would have been a bit too small for little wrists!)

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Then with some help from Little Missy we covered round them in strips of newspaper using wall paper paste. We wanted them to be really strong so they could cope with lots of play.

I painted the background colour in a rich blue using acrylic paint and then got to work on the main design.

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I realistically could fit three different types of weather on each bangle. So as Penguin has two arms, here’s what I came up with.

Tornado, Sunshine, Rainbow, Snow, Rain and Lightening. 

I was super pleased with the result and excited watching Penguins imagination come to life!

Where does your little ones imagination take you? Out into space? Hunting for Dragons? To the next Rabbit Party?

 

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