The girls and I made suncatchers. They work even when it's cold and grey outside!
I'd seen this idea. The suncatchers were made with baby oil. But, I needed an alternative for three reasons:
- We don't have any baby oil.
- I didn't want to buy baby oil.
- My girls still love to put things in their mouths. I don't want them eating a petroleum-based product.
I decided to go with olive oil. Any oil will do--walnut, peanut, even coconut. I just had more olive oil than anything else.
Here's what you'll need:
- Oil (I recommend putting this in a heavy ramekin, so it doesn't tip over easily)
- Construction paper
- Scissors (I cut the construction paper into circles, after the girls chose the color they wanted. Older kids can cut out a shape).
- Essential oil (optional). I added a bit to the olive oil to make it smell nice. I don't think I'd do it again, because it didn't make that much of a difference. If you do decided to add some, and you have a little one that likes to put everything in their mouths, make sure you use an essential oil that's safe for putting in mouths (lemon, orange, lavender).
|Yes, she did put the oil-covered Q-Tip on her tongue!|
The girls had a lot of fun! The best part is when Brynne looks up at the window, and says Whoa! Woah, whoa, whoooooooooooooa!! So far she's done it at least five times.
Linking this with Fun Frugal Mommy and H is For Homeschooling.