Don't have a fancy outdoor water table for your little one?? No worries. Make one yourself. It's really a no brainer but I thought I would share.
Take a plastic bin with enough play space for one or two children. Fill with water, fill with toys and listen to those shrieks of enjoyment. Clean up is a breeze, empty the water and store the toys inside the bin.
* add a drop or two of food colouring to the water....green for swamp water, blue for the ocean. Plastic animals can be added to the "habitat"
* add some dish soap
*add different objects to test for sinking or floating like rocks and corks
*throw in some stuff from the kitchen like a sponge, funnel, turkey baster or strainer.
"Oobleck is a non-newtonian fluid. That is, it acts like a liquid when being poured, but like a solid when a force is acting on it. You can grab it and then it will ooze out of your hands. Make enough Oobleck and you can even walk on it"!
"Oobleck gets its name from the Dr. Seuss book Bartholomew and the Oobleck where a gooey green substance, Oobleck, fell from the sky and wreaked havoc in the kingdom".
2 cups corn starch
1 cup water
food colouring (optional)
MIX EVERYTHING TOGETHER IN A BOWL....THEN PLAY
This stuff is great cause it washes off easily with water and is non toxic for curious little tasters!!
This past week my husband graduated from University. While working full time and taking care of a family he managed to get his Bachelors degree. So to help celebrate I made him some graduation cupcakes. I thought I would share them with you in case you have a big graduation celebration now or in the future.
Here is what you need
* Licorice laces
* Mini reece or caramel cups
* Square chocolates or cookies. I used crispy crunch bars I found in the bulk section of my grocery store
* Mini M&Ms
1. Ice your cupcakes
2. Place a chocolate cup on top of the icing and then add a square chocolate on top of that securing it with a little dab of icing.
I used my cheese grater to smooth down the surface of the chocolate cup
3. Cut your licorice laces to size to make the tassles on the grad cap. Stick them on using a small amount of icing.
4. Finish them off by adding a mini M & M's on top of the "tassles"
And there you have it some cute graduation cupcakes. Now I won't get into what happened to my poor cupcakes on the way to my husbands graduation get together. Lets just say leave your cupcake pan on the floor or on someones lap and not on the back seat of the vehicle. Oops.