Bathtime Light Play

Remember our Glow in the Dark Bath? Well we just had to have another play with the glow sticks in the water, but this time we added colanders! As bonkers as this sounds they did produce some amazing effects.

Minnie tucked a few glow sticks under each colander to explore the patterns.

These would be perfect for some space themed bath play! Add a few rockets, spacemen & they could explore these glowing planets. :-)

Minnie was keen to make another underwater torch, which produced some amazing colours. When we shone the 'torch' on the side of the bath & moved it closer/further away we were able to explore distance & perspective, watching the circle of light grow smaller or bigger.

The colanders coupled with our bargain glow sticks (20 for £1) were great for exploring size, patterns, light/dark, shadows, colours, shapes, making predictions & comparisons. They created so much excitement, curiosity & wonder, we'll definitely have to explore these again soon. :-)

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  1. Now that is super cool, love all the patterns you were able to make!

  2. Wow! Great idea to use the colanders in that way. I'm off to the dollar store to pick up some glow sticks this afternoon. :-)

  3. Oh, I didn't see this post before I posted my Shadow Puppets Bath post and didn't include your great idea - will have to update it today :-) Really cool idea!

  4. I love the idea of adding colanders! P.S. I am super jealous of your star colander! :)

  5. What a fun idea!! Thanks for linking it up to the Kids Co-op last week! I liked it so much that I'm featuring it as one of my favorites this week!