Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Tutorial Tuesday: Bubble Stuff (and other handmade basket stuffin's)
There are tons of recipes out there.. Take your pick based on what you can get your hands on.
I made a Joy solution and a Dawn Solution. They seem to work pretty much equally right now, but the Dawn is a smidgen more reliable... and may really be superior by tomorrow.
I made my "wands" from clean bamboo garden stakes, cut to size.
Mine are 15 inches.
I used a heavy wire to make an egg shape at the top. I think a copper wire would work the very best, but I used what I had. The wire was about a foot long twisted lightly together then inserted in the bamboo. For security I hot glued in place.
Then added some festive embellishment.
I am going to let the solution sit out open overnight... and then bottle it, in a recycled jar or 3. I made a gallon and a half, having a full fledged Bill Nye The Science Guy Empiricist Moment
Mix your bubble stuff up tonight. Don't wait.
It gets better with age.
But even the same day test bubbles came out Huge and Colorful.
Other good "kid consumables" tutorials that make for excellent stuffins'
Most require a mere hour or two of your time...
make your own sidewalk chalk
make your own playdough
make cute pompom animals
make t shirts
make ipod cozies
Just one goodie a day and your basket is overflowing... with Hand Made goodness.
Your Easter is not brought to you courtesy of some poor kid in a third world country...
And no serious contribution to the landfills in a week or two.
I'm just sayin'... you can do this... and it's fun.