The girls were given a tube of bubbles by their Grandad at the weekend so yesterday we had lots of bubble related fun! Poppet was so excited and amazed by them, and Little was very cute staring intently at the bubbles floating around her as her sister flew around the room catching them all.
Poppet loved trying to pop (or eat) them all and was so fast that Little rarely got anywhere near one. Only twice did one get near enough to her that she tried to touch it. And the only way I could make that happen was by first quickly blowing lots of bubbles in the opposite side of the room to keep Poppet occupied and out of the way!
Of course monkey was brought in on the action, apparently he liked popping them too. So lovely how she wants to involve monkey in everything nice that she does.
|Little finally managing to pop a bubble!|
Every now and then I managed to make a really big bubble which Poppet loved - 'that's a big one mummy!'. She wanted to catch the bubbles but they kept popping so we added some glycerine to the mixture as apparently that makes them longer lasting. Then we made a 'bubble catcher' from a pipe cleaner and a lolly stick. She really loved catching the bubbles and holding them for a while.
Poppet of course insisted that Little also got a bubble catcher but this really only got chewed.
We mixed the leftover bubble solution with some red paint in a bowl and I showed Poppet how to blow it to make bubbles (quite anxiously telling her 'it's not milkshake it's paint OK? Blow don't suck!). But she managed fine.
Once the bubbles were overflowing we pressed a sheet of paper against them to make bubble prints.....
We are going to use the resulting painting as wrapping paper for a certain aunties upcoming Birthday!
She is so proud of it she was still pointing out her 'bubble painting' to me this morning at breakfast. Later in the day Poppet asked me for some water in her little pot, then she did this with it, so the activity obviously stuck with her!
Poppet: 2 yrs 4 mos
Little: 8 mos