Kids Crafts: Balloons, Bubbles & Balls #1
Craft: Colored Bubbles
Activities: Flyswatter Bubbles, Cotton Ball Pickup,
Balloon Water Fun
Snack: Chewy Popcorn Balls
Reading Selection: The Twenty-One Balloons by William Pene
CRAFT: Colored Bubbles
food coloring or washable paint
Mix about 1/2 dishwashing detergent, and 1/3 of water in a
shallow pan(cold or hot)mix any kind of food coloring until you
get the ideal color you want. If you use paint, make sure it is
washable. Go outside with the pan full of the colored bubble
mixture. tip one end of the straw in the pan, lift it up, and
blow through the other side to create a bubble, then slowly pick
up the paper and pop the bubble on it. Keep doing this with
different colors of paint and you will get a great colorful
bubble print picture!
You can also use the straw to blow a lot of bubbles in the pan
and then place a piece of paper over the top to 'absorb' the
bubbles. It will leave a nice print!!
ACTIVITY: Flyswatter Bubbles
clean fly swatter
Fill a shallow plastic bowl with bubble stuff and provide each
child with a new clean flyswatter. Have them dip the end in and
then swish it through the air creating tons of bubbles!
ACTIVITY: Cotton Ball Pickup
string (or handkerchief)
Spread out cotton balls in a designated area. Each player has
their hands behind their backs, or hands in their pockets and
vaseline on their nose. When the game begins, the player walks to
a cotton ball, bends down and picks up the cotton ball with their
nose. Either the first one back wins or set a time limit and
whoever gets the most cotton balls. You can also play with
ACTIVITY: Balloon Water Fun
pennies or small objects
Children will love these fun targets they can squirt with water
guns. Insert a few pennies in a balloon. Blow it up and attach a
string. Tie the string to a clothes line. To make it more fun,
faces or bulls eyes may be drawn on the balloon. Hang many
balloons of varying sizes and string lengths to increase the
challenge. Stand back and take aim!
SNACK: Chewy Popcorn Balls
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup light corn syrup
4 Tbs. margarine
1/2 tsp. salt
8 cups popped popcorn
Place the sugar, light corn syrup, margarine, and salt in a large
saucepan. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring constantly, until
the mixture reaches a steady simmer. Add the popped popcorn to
the mixture, stirring until all the popcorn in entirely coated.
Remove from the stove and let cool. Fill a medium-sized bowl with
water. Dip your hands in the water and shape the popcorn into
balls, about the size of a tennis ball. Place the balls on a
sheet of wax paper and after they are completely cool, place each
in a plastic bag or wrap in plastic wrap.
Reading Selection: The Twenty-One Balloons by William Pene
This is a great children's story to go along with these
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