Following her fascination with the moon we found some images of it on the Internet, & I even managed to catch this snap of it one afternoon.
For our bubble painting we used:
An apron & plastic table covering!
A plastic cup
Washing up liquid
Ready mixed paint
A few drops of water (to make the paint a little more runny)
A4 paper (lots of it as this was a popular activity!)
There are many ways to bubble paint but we found this way the most fun!
We squeezed some washing up liquid in a cup, added some paint & a few drops of water & stirred together with a paint brush.
We then placed the cup over the paper, popped the straws inside the paint & blew to create our bubbles.
As the bubbles cascaded over the cup they made a lovely pattern on the paper below.
Then Minnie decided to rub her hands through the bubbles. This meant we lost the pattern on the paper, but gained a new sensory experience exploring the painted bubbles!
Minnie blew through the straw again & more bubbles appeared. I grabbed a piece of paper & gently place it over the bubbles so they made a print on the paper. Minnie started to mix the colours we had & created a grey/purple colour, which produced a neat marble effect on the paper.
She continued creating the bubbles & I continued catching them on the paper, until small paint puddles started to appear!
We left the paint to dry & cleared up (which I think Minnie enjoyed just as much as the activity!)
Here is our marble effect bubble painting which we think looked a little like the patterns of the moon.
To create our moon we used
Our bubble painting
A bowl (to draw around for our moon shape)
Some mod podge (PVA glue)
Some iridescent sequins
We placed the bowl over our favourite part of the bubble painting & drew around it. We cut out the circle shape & then spread some mod podge over it.
Minnie sprinkled on the sequins & we left the moon to dry. The iridescent sequins worked really well as they weren't initially visible but just sparkled now & again as they caught the light.
Once the glue was dry we stuck the moon up in Minnie's room alongside her 'twinkle twinkle star'
Now she has a beautiful mini starry night sky above her bed, although I think this could be expanding as Minnie has requested "More stars please!"