Friday, June 15, 2012

Rainbow Bubbles and Glow Sticks

(28 Months)

A water table is so much fun.  A water tables with bubbles is even more fun.  A water table with RAINBOW bubbles - well, it causes hiccups from laughing so hard!  This is our second time playing with rainbow bubbles, it always causes instant smiles, squeals of immense joy, and the laughter that makes your heart just melt away.
How can something so simple as food dye on bubbles create this type of incredible reaction?  It's been said that "it's all in the little things", well that's definitely true.  To make a rainbow bubble table, we poured in about three big squirts (tablespoons) of bubble bath (from The Dollar Tree), then used the hose to make the bubbles nice and frothy.  The kidabunks chose their liquid food dye colors and began squeezing the bottles and making little droplets of color on the bubbles.  We played for awhile.  Then we tossed in a couple of glow sticks and glow bracelets into the water (the water turned a deep dark purple from all the food dye that the kidabunks added).  I wasn't able to get any good pictures of the glow sticks under the water though- I really need to spend time (HA!) learning how to use my camera.  The twins loved "diving" for glowing treasure.  We started out fishing for glowing treasure, but Wild One started flailing around the toy fishing pole and Little Miss was not happy with all the splashing.  
The dye makes the bubbles so pretty - it does temporarily dye skin (it washes off in the tub though).
 For some reason he didn't want to put down his squeeze bottle while playing with the bubbles.
We needed to make a new bubble table, because we lost most of our bubbles when we were splashing.    Which was all good for Little Miss because she convinced her brother to make a Pinkalicious bubble table this time.
Little Miss has a serious look on her face as she watches her brother pick up the hose- she doesn't like being squirted and splashed with water .  She's so concerned about what her brother is doing that she didn't even notice that she was pouring pink bubbles and water all over herself!

Wild One made a huge pink foam cupcake, but by the time I grabbed my camera he poured it out onto the palm tree in the background.  He said the palm tree was hungry.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Theresa!
    Just stopped by to check out your blog after your kind post on my blog:
    I love your blog and I'm so glad I've discovered it! We have so much in common and we live im different parts of the world. Both teachers, mum to twins of almost exactly the same age, bloggers (and our blogs have the same background!), and somehow we even have the same alphabet foam matting in our houses! How funny!
    Keep up the great work. I will add you to my blog reading list and look forward to hearing more about your adventures as a Mum,