I found this week's activity on a great blog called Quirky Momma.
I know. I know. You were totally expecting me to say it was another Pinterest find-- not this week-- although I fully expect to be pinning lots of new ideas from this blog in the very near future!
The babies had so much fun with the sensory box a few weeks ago that I decided to look for a similar (but less messy) activity. Quirky Momma has LOTS of ideas!
I finally decided on Squishy Colors.
We had most of what we needed. Back in the early 90's I probably would have had the hair gel-- you know for scrunching my perm. Twenty years later, we had to make a trip to Target to pick up an extra large bottle of clear hair gel. Can you believe you can get a bottle that big for only $1.89?? At that price, it's a wonder more people don't use it!
While we gather the supplies, my little Wolfpacker waits patiently!
We mixed 4 different colors by adding food coloring to the hair gel.
I then added the colored hair gel to Ziploc bags.
The hardest part was keeping the babies from squishing the bags until all the gel was in place!
Let the squishing begin!
Overall, I would say this family night fun activity was a success (even though they only played with the bags for about 5 minutes before moving on). I put the bags away and planned to take them back out for more play later.
After putting the babies to bed, I settled down for a little blog reading. (I've been really behind with blogging due to a crazy work schedule and my renewed commitment to limit my online time when the babies are awake.)
Turns out, we're not the only ones engaging in a little squishy bag fun. Ashleigh over at Happiness Is had just posted about making squishy bags with her adorable twins. I loved how she had taped the bags to the windows making them suncatchers, too! Inspired, I pulled the bags back out this morning, taped them to the window, and watched last night's craft become new again!
Linking up with Mama Loves...hop on over and be inspired!
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