We’ve been burping our way through Mumbai and Delhi over the past few months now and have been delighted to have so many children join us at the readings everywhere. At the end of the reading, we often give the children an opportunity to create their very own Splotch monsters.
They get a paper with either a colourful splotch of paint or some body parts drawn in by the illustrator of the book, Anitha Balachandran. Armed with markers, crayons and a really big imagination, children have amazed us with the variety of monsters they’ve come up with! We caught a few on camera and have set up an online gallery hosted on the Icky, Yucky, Mucky facebook page.
Do click on the link above, browse, comment, caption…be amazed!
Have you ever got a yell from mom for blowing bubbles into your milk? Well, Maharaja Icky for one loves to snort through his sherbet! Here’s a great reason to blow bubbles through a straw while creating something wonderful.
What you need to get started:
Old newspaper for covering up your floor
Poster paint in three bright colours
Three plastic drinking straws
Dishwashing liquid soap
Sheets of paper that you want to bubble up
Three shallow bowls
Let’s get bubbling!
Mix about 6 spoonfuls of dishwashing liquid and a small amount of water into each of the plates. You should have a thick soap solution. (later when you blow into this, if its not bubbling enough, just add in some more soap solution since the results can vary by brand)
Stir in a few globs of poster colour into each bowl and mix it into the soap solution.
Put your straw into the solution and blow into it to create bubbles. Make sure you don’t suck up any liquid!
Try making big and small bubbles in your bowl by blowing slowly or fast.
Take your paper and gently touch the bubbles with it. You just need an impression of the bubbles so don’t press down too hard.
You can make single or multiple colour snort bubble sheets.
Go ahead and get bubbling! Come back soon for some fun stuff to make with your snort bubble paper.