Good day, all! It's Thursday, and that means it's blog day! As you know, Rose is still visiting with family in Kenya. Kenya, her place of birth, was the inspiration behind her series of books called 'Life with Imani in Kenya'. This series is all about a young girl named Imani and her life there. The idea for today's blog came from the third book in the series - 'You Are My Little Sunshine.'
In this book Imani remembers her grandmother, Grandma Dee, watching over and caring for her until her last days. Memories of their fun times together come through in her words, and she smiles when she recalls the affectionate name - My Little Sunshine - that Grandma Dee gave to her. Most of the story revolves around a red Kanga (among others) - a large cloth that can be used in various ways. Imani speaks of each of the Kangas given to her by her grandmother, and in one scene she explains how she and her friends would spend time blowing bubbles in the meadows, using her Kanga as a blanket to sit on. And so, this scene is what inspired today's blog!
So, here you go - how to make your very own blowing bubbles!
What you'll need:
- half a cup of concentrated dish-washing soap.
- half a cup of sugar.
- four cups of warm water.
- one tablespoon of baking powder.
- one large container i.e. a 5-liter tub.
- one egg whisk.
What to do:
- pour the water, baking powder, and sugar into your plastic container.
- use your whisk to stir the sugar and baking powder into the warm water until the sugar has dissolved.
- once the sugar has completely dissolved, add the dish-washing soap and whisk until all of your ingredients are well-combined.
- put your mixture aside for a few hours, so that the ingredients can fuse together to create the consistency needed to blow bubbles.
- you can make your own blowing ring by using a piece of wire or any other rounded material that forms a hoop.
- get out into the sunshine and have some fun! In fact, some people in the colder parts of the world blow bubbles in winter in the snow, and they get some amazing results as tiny crystals form within the bubbles.
That's pretty easy, don't you think? As a note, if you have the time it makes sense to prepare your bubble mixture either the night before you want to use it, or in the morning if you want to play with them in the afternoon. The time you give for the mixture to fully combine is important, so don't forget to give it this time.
Well, we hope you've enjoyed our blog today! Certainly this is something fun to do over the weekend in the sunshine, or even in the snow (not that it's snowing anywhere right now; not that I've heard of anyway)! When you make your bubble mix, please take some pictures and share them with us on Rose's Facebook or Twitter pages - we'd love to see your creations!
Wishing you a super weekend ahead!
Until next time, keep smiling,
You Are My Little Sunshine