Thursday, June 17, 2010

All Messy

So I have mentioned my rocky relationship with crafting, art projects, etc, but Sonya and I needed a project today.  So I pulled out a project we did last summer, that she loved, and I knew she wouldn't remember.  I got out two mixing bowls, 
shaving cream,

 food coloring,
 and spoons for a color mixing that turned in to messy play.

I read about this activity as way to learn about mixing two colors to make another color.
Red + Blue = Purple
Yellow + Blue = Green
Yellow + Red = Orange
That lasted all of two seconds because she just wanted to squeeze the food coloring.
Fail number one.  
So I just went with it and she squeezed away.

I did have her screw and unscrew the lids of the food coloring, to work on her fine motor skills.  She did a really good job.  
Another way to do this activity would be put the shaving cream in a plastic bag, add the food coloring, and squish it around.  
A little less mess, but that is not how we roll.
The colors all swirled together are beautiful!!

I love the shapes the shaving cream makes when you spoon it out of the bowl.
This one looks like a bird to me or a scare crow to me.
What do you see?

Then Sonya decided to put her hands in the bowl.  I tried to to have her write some letters in the shaving cream in the counter.  
Fail number two.  
She just wanted to do this...

I think you know where this is headed.

I just threw her in the shower when we were all done, and scrubbed the counters with a magic eraser. 
 Two failures, one success, and all in all a fun time.


Greta June 18, 2010 at 8:27 AM  

I need to this with the kids!!

Ellen June 18, 2010 at 8:54 PM  

That actually looks like a giant success given that you were able to write about it sober instead of the drunken mess I would be if faced with food coloring and shaving cream. Plus those are cute buns she's got! (Is that weird? Sorry.) Way to make passing the time fun for her!


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