Saturday, February 25, 2012

All in one post!

Hi all,
How are you doing? Everyday, Sarah wakes up half an hour earlier than the day before.  Today, Sarah woke me up at 6:45 a.m. Knowing that I go to bed at 1 or 2 am, wake up 2 or 3 times to nurse my baby, I'm tired, I need some decent sleep. This was random talk. Anyway, after breakfast and Farida's bath, we headed to the dollartree store. I bought chalk board, colored sand (I'm so optimistic with this one), some miniature items, dice and musical instruments (2 flutes and 2 harmonicas, 1 for each girl). Well, unfortunately the flutes are no better than whistles and the harmonica are too much work. I'm not so sure harmonicas are that hard but these require a lot of heavy blowing so to me, this was an error and a waste of $4 which I don't like :( Then, we headed to the supermarket and bought Cream of Tartar and reasonable-priced salt (You might have guessed what was on my mind).
We returned back home and continued on our rainbow fun. I saw this idea somewhere but unfortunately, I don't remember where (I'm so sorry). Simply, you paint a sponge with the different colors of rainbows and you get brilliant rainbow colors.

Then, we colored hands and feet. Sarah wasn't so excited especially that she wanted to continue coloring with the sponge but it ran out of color and became dry but once, I started doing Farida's feet, she got too excited :)

Sarah's foot!

Farida's foot, if you look at the following picture,
you'll know what she did with the colors :)

I found this magnificent site that adds effects to pictures like the one you sees above. It is as easy as 1, 2 & 3 and FREE. Here are another random pictures to show you how beautiful the effects are:

Hehehe, wouldn't it be nice if people held her picture!
By the way, she was pretending to drive her uncle's car in Egypt in this picture.

Then, I made bath paint colors. The idea is fantastic and so much fun. I found it on pinterest but I did an error. You are supposed to put shaving foam, add some food colors and stir it with a paint brush. I never watched my husband shaving so I filled the whole muffin tin with foam not knowing that stirring it will make it foamier and more. So, again, here is a waste of a lot of shaving foam that could have been saved for later time. It wasn't a real bath as much as playing with colors and water. I can claim that this was the funniest time Sarah spent in water. She played until the water got cold. By the way, it is so easy to rub off the tiles.

Needless to say that Sarah painted her legs instead and left the walls and dipped her brush in water. She was so happy to color the water. 

Remember what we bought today from the supermarket? Did you guess? Yes, we made play-dough. Let me say that, I was never that person who home made baby food or thought a lot about the ingredients of something but what really made me think about doing it is that we had tiny bits of play dough at home. They are expensive and very hard to maneuver and not as bright as the ones I saw online. Thank you Counting Coconuts for the recipe. For those who don't want to leave this page, it is 1 cup of flour, 1/2 cup of salt. 1 tablespoon of cream of tartar, 1 tablespoon of cooking oil and 1 cup of water. You mix well the dry ingredients and then add the wet ingredients and mix well.Add contents to a large pan and cook over medium-low heat, stirring constantly until it forms a ball and the wet parts begin to look dry. Turn the dough onto your counter top and knead it until smooth.
Add food coloring and glitter after the dough has cooled. I tried the ingredients at first and it worked so I did it again but this time I did everything X4. I must have grown muscles in this process. I added rainbow colors and glitter, lots of glitter and I am so satisfied with it (maybe I just need to change the way it smells although I don't know how).



To store, put in Ziploc bags and to the fridge.

Here's one problem I faced: Sarah didn't know what to do with it. So, I was the one who suggested most of the ideas:

Using a dough cutter.

Maybe in the future, we'll use it for fractions ;)

I told her let's make a face :)

We'll have to play a lot with this play-dough until Sarah gets the hang of it. Tomorrow is another day but it is not just like any other day, IT IS MAD SCIENCE SUNDAY and you bet it is still about rainbow. See you, God willing, very soon.


  1. I love it! The rainbow sponge is FANTASTIC! And the rainbow painting on their feet and hands! I must do this!
    I think I need to get one of these sheets to put down under our bins too, to save some mess!

    The play dough looks great! I love that you added glitter and such pretty colors! <3

  2. what a great idea, painting rainbows. looks so pretty

    1. thank you and hope you enjoy the fun with us :)

  3. Replies
    1. I'm so glad you do Allison. I love that it is more cheerful and scientific.


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