Saturday, July 11, 2015

Bubble Wrap

My project for the next month, while the girls are finishing up their vacation at their father's farm, is to unpack, sort, and organize all the boxes in our garage. Some of these were packed in 2005 and have come with me from move to move. I am saving all the bubble wrap -- several large trash bags full -- and I thought it would be great to have a Bubble theme to Leah's birthday party. Mind you, this birthday isn't until November. And she'll be turning 12. But I still think it would be awesome to cover the living room and dining room floors with bubble wrap and just let them have at it. We could make homemade bubble solution as a party favor. Or do flat wool pictures by wet felting pieces between two layers of bubble wrap. And go to QQ Bubble Tea for treats!!!

Make a Felt Flower (pdf)

Felt Flowers Embellished with Yarn (pdf)

Today this plan solidified when I heard on Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! that bubble wrap is no more.

Listen at the 5:56 mark.

1 comment:

Renee said...

Today is the day of the party... we ended up with wet felting wool flowers, drawing a huge mural of bubble letters, making homemade puffy paint, making little jars of old fashioned bubble bath to send home as party favors, covering the floors of the house in bubble wrap and stomping on it, and enjoying root beer floats as our birthday treat. It was a no-present birthday party but I asked everyone to bring a bar of soap. That was for the felted flowers. So much fun!

Old-Fashioned Bubble Bath
In a clean container, mix together ½ cup mild liquid hand or body soap, 1 tablespoon sugar or honey, and 1 egg white. Pour the entire mixture under the running water as you draw your bath. Honey is a natural humectant, which will attract and retain moisture in your skin. The egg white helps create stronger, longer-lasting bubbles, for a nice, fluffy bath.