Sharing the creative vibe

One of my lists completed! Yeah! The bath bomb workshop has been run and it was fun. It went well, although it turns out that the 100 bath bombs was an ambitious target. This was a positive experience. I like to think that I learn something with each experience and this event was no exception. I think this is a really fun activity to do as a workshop at an event, for children and adults.

May sound obvious, but having them wear an apron and sitting the children down, to make the bath bombs, was a great way to ensure they concentrated on the task.  All the children took it very seriously. There was no messing around. (Phew!) No spillage! We had a pot of the dry ingredients ready to show the younger ones how a bath bomb fizzes in water. Although one or two of them changed their minds about making them for their mothers and wanted to keep them from themselves. Can you blame them?

All in all it was a good experience, which I hope the children and the helpers enjoyed as well! AJ helped and she was brilliant. At nine years old, she could have run the whole thing by herself!

As a displacement activity, I finished my felt from Friday and am half way through converting it into Christmas presents. One from my secret list, so I’ll leave it at that.

We took the children to see “Arthur Christmas” on Sunday. We told them that I needed to get a new battery for my car before the shops closed. It wasn’t until we stood in the popcorn queue that they rumbled that the trip had nothing to do with car batteries! Not sure we will be able to take them on mundane shopping trips again, without them expecting something fun instead!

Fun weekend with a Christmasy theme. Although my car sadly still needs a new battery. Hmm….Dear Father Christmas, I have been very good this year…..

PS If anyone is interested in running a similar bath bomb school activity or birthday party, I’ll post it all up in more detail.

12 thoughts on “Sharing the creative vibe

  • Monday 28 November, 2011 at 2:31 pm

    I am super impressed with the bath bomb idea, so I would love the details.
    We are having a small (less than 100 kids!) Christmas party ,and it might be fun to do for that. Or if not it sounds like a great one for a girly birthday party.
    Do they come in blue?

    • Monday 28 November, 2011 at 8:51 pm

      Oh Fiona. You’ve twisted my arm! I’ll dig out the blue pigment. I’ve done two birthday parties as well as after school activities and it just works so well with small groups. Added bonus. The children cannot get into the bath quick enough. Bedtime is early when bath bombs are on offer! Oh and it cleans your bath. Win-win!

  • Monday 28 November, 2011 at 4:55 pm

    Glad your bath bomb making activity went so well, it sounds like a fun project to do with the littlies…………………quite excited about your felty beady secret makes……….now I wonder what they could possibly be……………was ‘Arthur Christmas’ worth going to see, I’m grndchildren sitting a few times on the run up to Christmas and I’m looking for a couple of fun days out. x

    • Monday 28 November, 2011 at 8:38 pm

      If my three children are anything to go by, your grandchildren will love the film. They hinted that they would like the DVD when it comes out, so I guess it was a hit. The computer screens at the back of the scenes are worth keeping an eye on. Gentle message about how every child does matter.

  • Monday 28 November, 2011 at 5:11 pm

    Sounds like a good time was had by all! Glad things are beginning to be ticked off your list – its happening here too, just…. 😀

    • Monday 28 November, 2011 at 8:54 pm

      Funny thing is that this may be off my list, but another bath bomb session has been added to the list! Good job I love doing it. 😀

  • Tuesday 29 November, 2011 at 4:06 am

    I’m pretty sure you’re the coolest mum EVER! What fun you’ve been having. I want to see Arthur Christmas, but feel guilty going without a kid 😆 (I think we’ll wait a few years to show it to my boy).

  • Tuesday 29 November, 2011 at 3:42 pm

    Ooh, that film is on our list of advent activities – although the littlies don’t know it yet 😉
    The bath bomb workshop sounds wonderful, another thing for me to google for the calendar of activities!

  • Tuesday 29 November, 2011 at 5:58 pm

    Sounds like you had fun! I just wanted to thank you for your very kind comment on my blog – I do appreciate it.

    Pomona x

  • Wednesday 30 November, 2011 at 6:37 pm

    The idea of crafting Birthday parties and just crafting parties are really great!
    I bet the kids loved it and ended up not only with a gift but also the knowledge that they can make great gifts ..all in all Brilliant
    I’m really impressed ..not least because of the thought,effort and time you spend to make it work 😀

    Ok I confess the beaded felt mystery has me intrigued and looks very are very creative…and I better go investigate the ripping sound I can here..gosh that puppy gets into mischief fast 🙄

    • Thursday 1 December, 2011 at 1:15 am

      Crafting parties are fun. The girls love that they go home with the things they make. I have had more comments from parents afterwards than any other kind of party. In fact, some are so interested that they’ve come over another time and I’ve taught them how to make them!

      Ah the beading. That will have to wait for another time!

      Yep! I’d go and check the ripping sound too. Hope it wasn’t someone’s prized possession!

  • Wednesday 30 November, 2011 at 6:39 pm

    or even hear 😳

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