It is time for more messy play in the bath & sink!
For those of you visiting Growing A Jeweled Rose for the first time, the purpose of this series is to encourage messy play by illustrating how easy it can be to contain and clean any mess. Each week, The Golden Gleam will share a messy play activity in the sink, and I will share a fun playtime in the bath.
Our bath activity this week is the first of many Halloween activities that we have in store! We made a glowing witches brew!
This play time was full of imaginative creation and exploration! This is what the bath looked like when Rosie arrived on the scene.
I filled various containers with ooey ingredients for Rosie to use in her witches brew.
All of the ingredients were purchased at The Dollar Tree
I had the broth for the witches brew waiting for Rosie when she arrived so she could get right to creating. Since we wanted our brew to glow, we used glow water as our broth.
If you are unfamiliar with glow water, you can read all about how to make it here.
Rosie was so excited, she went right to cooking up her witches brew as soon as her witch hat was on.
She had a blast throwing in various ingredients, laughing and making ooey faces as she picked up the spiders such.
Then, once she proclaimed she was done mixing, I told her we had one last magic ingredient to add. We talked about how once we added the special ingredient, Rosie was not to touch the witches brew or it would interfere with the magic. Then I told her she had to say the magic words. She said the only magic words she knows- abracadabra! Then I dropped in our secret ingredient and our witches brew came to life!
Rosie was in awe!
Here is one image with the lights on just so you can see the steam effect
This activity was so fun! The effect from our secret ingredient lasted about 3 minutes. Once it was over, I had Rosie wait outside the bath for just a few minutes while I washed her witches brew down the drain. Then it was bath time. All mess was contained and easy to clean!
Have any ideas for what the secret ingredient might have been? Ok, I will tell you but don't tell Rosie. We used dry ice to get the smoking and bubbling effects.
Note- dry ice needs to be handled with caution and can burn the skin. Please read this full list of safty precautions when handling dry ice before using it yourself. Also, please only use the dry ice with your own children if you are comfortable doing so. Close supervision is a must!
For those who may be interested, we found dry ice at a local ice supply company. We purchased a ten pound bag for $15. We only used three cubes for this activity and have a lot more dry ice to explore with. If it is something you think you might like to explore with, be sure to check back and see the other fun ways we come up with for using ti!
Don't forget to pop over to The Golden Gleam to see the fun witches brew she created in the sink!
The other fun play times that have been shared in this series:
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