[Thanks for being nice to me yesterday. As I've said before, I don't like to talk about work here--this is most definitely my escape from that. But, every once in awhile, it feels dishonest not to let some of what I'm feeling poke through. Frankly, on occasion, I just need the reminder that not everyone hates me--lol. Any-who, on to something much more fun today!]
Hot off the presses, I recently devoured the latest edition of Alphabet Glue from Annie and Dawn. I could've done every project in this one--and I may still!--but when I saw this bubble painting I knew the Kid would love it.
He's still young, of course, so art is all about process, not product. As such, spending twenty minutes dabbing with neon bubbles was an ideal suggestion to begin with. The fact that all the ingredients--dish soap, food coloring, and aluminum foil--were in my kitchen already only sealed the deal.
To make this into a combo art/science project, the Glue ladies suggest letting the bubbles freeze and then observing how the painting changes. I'll confess, the Kid was not as interested in that part, but I certainly had fun watching the alterations in the bright, frosty soap.
With a bird migration mobile, some matchbox sketch books, and more--as always--I'm happy to recommend this edition of Glue to all of you with clever little ones to amuse and educate!
To further that end--I'm also happy to report that Annie has generously offered a copy of Alphabet Glue for me to giveaway to one of you! To win, leave a comment below, and I'll choose a winner early next week.