Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Phillipians 4:8

Bubble Paint

Today was a beautiful day outside, but in the morning everything was wet from last nights rain. So, from a four year olds perspective, it was a 'rainy day'. You may ask why this is a good thing, especially to a kid who loves to be outside? Well, she has been asking for some time to make 'bubble paint' again and I have been telling her 'That is a great project for a rainy day'. So today, we made bubble paint. (I didn't take pictures today, but the one above shows us making it the first time, back in February).

My sister-in-law gave us some powdered tempera paint quite some time ago and I recalled seeing this done on a PBS special called 'Kids Concoctions'. I found a recipe on-line: 2 tsp dish soap, 3 Tbsp water, 1/4 C powdered tempera. Whisk together. (couldn't get the actual site anymore to link it)

It's a little bit messy, but loads of fun. We use a heavier card stock type paper and make cards and such after it is dry. It's important to discuss blowing vs. sucking with the straw, as Regan insisted on experimenting with this morning, even after being warned. I guess some things kids just have to learn the hard way!

It is so fun spending this time with Regan, sharing the crafty things that I love to do and teaching her how fun they can be. I know she loves this time as well, based on her comment a couple of months ago "Mommy, you know, I really like Sage and all, but I still like it when she goes to nap." ...."Why's that Regan, because you like spending time with just you and mommy?"..."Yes mommy, I like doing things with just you and me."