Friday, 25 July 2008

Eye-spy bottle and slime

We are off camping tomorrow, just overnight but BabyEbi is so excited.

I decided to make an eye-spy bottle to keep him amused in the car. It is only supposed to be a 2 hour drive but with hubbys navigation skills it could be seven!

First we coloured some rice, yellow and red, to colour it we popped some rice into a ziplock bag, added a few drops of food colour gave it a good shake until the rice was pretty even.

Shake, shake, shake...

Then we hunted around the house looking for objects that would fit in the bottle (we used a 350ml PET bottle)

Once all the objects were in we poured in the rice, he liked doing that!
I put on the lid as tight as possible - and promptly forgot to take a photo of the finished item!

We will see how he likes it tomorrow.

There was some rice left over so he spent quite some time pouring and spooning, he also emptied half the bowl drawer of bowls because he 'had' to try the rice in different bowls.

I wasn't complaining since I had a stinking headache and any quiet activity was a good activity.

The coloured rice was so pretty, I just couldn't stop taking pictures of it, I won't bore you with all of them.

I also made him some slime this morning, I think his expression tells all.

It is easy to make:

Boil 2 cups of water in a pan, add 1/2 cup of corn starch and a few drops of food colour, stir until slime like and smooth.

Let it cool then get slimey ;o).

Word of warning, it did turn BabyEbi's hands green and would have probably turned everything else green if it had left the bowl, it took a lot of scrubbing before he stopped looking like the child of the Hulk!

We haven't been doing so much Montessori work recently, partly because we have been busy with other things and partly because it is SO hot upstairs, I have taken to bringing a few things downstairs for him to work with. He is really in his letters and mastered writing 'd' yesterday but got a bit frustrated with 'g'

His new game goes like this

He will say 'What letter does tomato begin with?'
Then I have to answer with the wrong letter so he can correct me.

Oh yes, thank you for all the goya/bitter gourd advice, I can't see my trying it again in a hurry though, although the print-making idea sounds good, we also have some okra (lady fingers?) which are really pretty when sliced, lovely little stars, not sure if we could do printing with it because BabyEbi would be trying to eat it.

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