I can guarantee you when you come to my blog that it will never be one of those blogs with beautiful pictures . . . just the right lighting and clean, well-dressed children. I’m not saying I wish it could be that way . . . I do! I love those clean, fresh looking blogs. I envy the perfection of those pictures . . . But let’s face it . . . The odds are pretty much against me. So while it’s not always very pretty. . . I will tell you this much . . . it’s always fun . . . kind of like today!
So, of course, I needed to get my clothes pins dyed in anticipation for school and all those self-correcting centers that I use in my classroom. I use A LOT of clothes pins, and I’ve been dying clothes pins for years, so this is just an annual tradition of sorts. And, wouldn’t you know, I had three little helpers just itching to pitch in and lend a hand.
What the heck? How bad could it get, right?
They actually did a great job helping me out. Only a little dye on their hands and their clothes were spotless. Woohoo!!!
But then someone (ok it was me) got the great idea to make bubble snake makers today. I figured my hands were stained all ready, why not. My nine year old cut the water bottle bottoms off, slide on some old socks and a rubber band and . . . Ta-Da . . . we were in the bubble business.
We started out with just your basic bubbles, but you know, everything’s better with food coloring, so we added . . . a little.
I forgot how much fun these little bubble makers could be.
Fun if you’re 5. (Make sure you’re wearing your best beads for the event.)
Fun if you’re 7. (By the way, bubble snakes are always more fun when wearing your crocodile hat.)
Fun if you’re 9.
All and all, a successful diversion from our clothes pin dying job.
And the clothes pins?
I think we did pretty well . . . considering.
Dawn B says
The best fun is messy fun! I love the clothespins!
Suntans and Lesson Plans
Your boys are just adorable!
Bubble snakes? Looks like lots of fun! How did you do it?? 🙂 Your clothespins turned out just lovely. (By the way, where can I get one of those super fancy crocodile hats. Precious!!)
Miss A’s Kindergarten
Mrs. Drakes Pre K Bear Paws says
OMG can I come live with you? You are so much fun! Tell me about this bubble snake- never heard of it and it looks like so much fun!
Annie Moffatt says
I LOVE it!!! You are my hero!
I am going to have to remember those bubbles snakes come field day next year. Dying my clothespins was on my list of things to do. Looks like fun! I need to go back and check out your self correcting centers.
Love this and it looks like everyone had tons of fun! I never thought to use dye to color clothespins – what a good idea!
You have so many creative ideas. Never thought to dye my clothespins!
Jennifer White says
Love the bubbles!
First Grade Blue SKies
Can you talk a little more about what you do with the dyed clothespins and popsicle sticks?
Miss Kindergarten says
This post makes me happy 🙂
Carrie Lemke says
Really would love to know how to dye the clothespins and make the bubble snakes!
I figured my hands were stained all ready, why not. My nine year old cut the water bottle bottoms off, slide on some old socks and a rubber bandLOL Boost
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