Saturday, April 28, 2012

365 Days Outdoors: Moon Paint Bombs

These bombs are a great rainy day activity, like today. They can be prepared inside ahead of time. Ninjas are one of Bobo's favorite things. These moon paint bombs were inspired by ninja smoke bombs.

You only need a few things to make these: paper napkin, powder paint and/or flour (we used moon sand) and string.

Open the napkin up all the way and place ingredients in the middle. Bobo didn't know what the middle was, so I showed him where it made an X. Each time, he hit the mark he'd say, "X-cellent!" Fold the corners up and tie.

Take the bombs outside and throw.

They make pretty colors.

The ones Bobo threw straight down came out in a blob, not very pretty. The ones thrown at a side angle, came out like a comet. The ones he threw at the garage stuck there, then slid down because they were wet at that point. This would be an interesting science experiment for an older child.

We stick with simple science. We focused on mixing colors. A few of the bombs had red, some red and blue and one with yellow and blue. We had a break in the rain, so Bobo used the hose to clean up and mix the colors.

He also made a big puddle for jumping. "Jump, kick!"

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  1. Oh how fun! We have been having a lot of fun exploring with powdered paint recently too. Something I never used in my life, and now, thanks to having little ones, I finally am :)

  2. I never thought of doing that. What a cool idea!

    1. It was a lot of fun. I'm always looking for ideas to do with my active guy engaging his interests. Ninjas are a safe bet!

  3. What fun activity - I have got to try this just need to move the car off the drive to have a go.

    Thank you for linking to Tuesday Tots


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